Michael W.

Age: 63

Location: California

Injury or relation: C5 for 24 years

Hobbies/Interests: I serve as the fire Chaplain for the San Luis Obispo Fire Department. I enjoy sports, coffee shops, bible studies, my 7 grandchildren, and encouraging others.

Why did you become a peer mentor? I was mentored by several men in my community who have been long time spinal cord injury survivors. I am so thankful for how they poured into my life and encouraged me to look beyond what I was experiencing, especially when I was newly injured. Experiencing how they encouraged me and my recovery, I want to do the same for others. I am thankful for the resources that the Reeve Foundation has made available for those with SCI.

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