Having lived with a spinal cord injury for over 30 years, I am a voice for those impacted by spinal cord injury by providing practical solutions, resources and hope so we can live full and productive lives.
I am a dynamic speaker and love to share my message of education and hope with medical professionals and educators, as well as those impacted with spinal cord injuries at medical seminars and conferences, at educational programming aimed at those working in the fields of medicine and rehabilitation, and for family members and those living with spinal cord injuries at community and church programs.
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When I was 16 years old, I sustained a C6-7 spinal cord injury, leaving me paralyzed from the chest down. After completing my master’s degree in counseling psychology, I distributed wheelchairs for eight years in developing countries. Currently I work with a non-profit organization supporting our workers while they live overseas. I am also a contributing writer at Bard Care. Rowing on the Ohio River and playing tennis and wheelchair rugby are just a few of the ways I enjoy staying physically active.