Age: 65

Location: Maryland

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, T8, T9 for 1 years

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, model railroading, yard work, carpentry

Why did you become a peer mentor? Throughout the course of my recovery/adjustment to being a paraplegic, I have been incredibly blessed by the support, care and understanding of others. I hope to be able to allow those gifts to flow through me and be a source of support to someone else. Simply knowing that you are not alone in your circumstances, but rather share it with others, can be healing in itself.

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