Julia

Age: 28

Location: Colorado

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, L2, and traumatic brain injury for 6 years

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, outdoors, arts & crafts, pets/animals, movies, volunteering (Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, United States Army Exceptional Family Member Program)

Why did you become a peer mentor? They say it takes a village to raise a child. I believe the same is true when undergoing as major a life change as one experiences with a spinal cord injury. I’m six years post injury and a medical student now, only thanks to the encouragement and support I received from the first day of recovery onward. There are obstacles in our path, but every problem can have a solution when you have more than one hand helping out.

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