Kristen

Age: 40

Location: Florida

Injury or relation: Wife and caregiver

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, being a foodie, enjoying football and hockey (Tampa teams of course), going to concerts and movies and spending a nice evening at home with our cats

Why did you become a peer mentor? My father in law Glenn was the primary caregiver for my husband since his injury in 1990 and my inspiration for becoming a peer mentor. With Glenn’s years of caregiving experience, patience, and love, he shared his trials and triumphs in helping me understand how to best care for my husband.These lessons passed to me coupled with my own experience over the past five years was a gift that I felt needed to be paid forward to others that are navigating their own journeys to the “new normal”. My hope is to inspire others to keep paying it forward.

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