Kate

Age: 23

Location: Texas

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, C4, C5 for 5 years

Hobbies/Interests: Gaming, books, movies and TV shows of all kinds, animals (especially my cat)

Why did you become a peer mentor? Living with spinal cord injury is something that only those of us who live with an SCI can truly understand. After my injury, I found my traditional support network really struggled to try to help me accept my new normal. Instead of reaching out, I struggled to readjust, especially returning to University in a wheelchair. Now, I hope to be able to use the experiences I have gained in the last five years -- attending college; being a young, twenty-something; working towards independence -- to help guide others as they adjust to their own new normal, thriving despite spinal cord injury.

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