Jenny was injured in 1989 while tumbling at the age of 16. She sustained a C6-7 spinal cord injury which left her paralyzed from the chest down.
After receiving a master’s degree in counseling psychology, she distributed wheelchairs for eight years in developing countries. Jenny now works with an international non-profit organization to ensure their workers stay healthy emotionally, physically and spiritually while working cross-culturally. Jenny is also a contributing writer at Bard Care.
Jenny is a peer mentor to people with recent spinal cord injuries and she volunteers with Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team. To stay active, she rows on the Ohio River with Louisville Adaptive Rowing, plays tennis, and occasionally, wheelchair rugby.
A spinal cord injury often destroys one’s dreams and aspirations for the future. Although there are many losses that accompany a spinal cord injury, there is hope. Through her writing, Jenny desires to encourage others that life can be lived to the full no matter one’s abilities.