Age: 29

Location: Ohio

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, C5 for 10 years

Hobbies/Interests: Movies, concerts, volunteering, sporting events, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Why did you become a peer mentor? The main reason I wanted to become a peer mentor is that I had my own positive experience with meeting someone else who was injured within the first few weeks of my injury. That opportunity really showed me that life does go on after SCI. I want to pay it forward by sharing my experiences as an individual with an SCI on adapting and adjusting to the new life.

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To help others with similar injuries.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.