Addis

Age: 27

Location: Texas

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, T4 for 11 years

Hobbies/Interests: Gym/fitness, wheelchair bowling, volunteering, music, movies, hanging out with friends

Why did you become a peer mentor? I chose to become a peer mentor because of understanding the difficulties that comes with sustaining a spinal cord injury. Connecting with peers who shared similar experiences as a wheelchair user helped me gain confidence in myself and reach my goals. Becoming a peer mentor is something I cherish because it involves building relationships and learning from each other’s experiences. It also helps towards being creative and finding other ways of adapting and learning skills to practice.

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