Melodie

Age: 31

Location: Maryland

Injury or relation: T11 at the time of the accident, but soon became a T5 after rods were put in my back at the age of 12 due to Scoliosis. I have been living with paralysis for 27 years.

Hobbies/Interests: I babysit and work in a church nursery! I also like to workout and dance!

Why did you become a peer mentor? I chose to become a peer mentor because I know a SCI can be debilitating physically and mentally. I hope I can help people to see the light at the end of the tunnel again.

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