Paula

Age: 70

Location: Texas

Injury or relation: Wife and caregiver

Hobbies/Interests: We get out a lot: church, family, sports, movies, restaurants, walks, some travel.

Why did you become a peer mentor? My husband’s accident happened 11 years ago. I would hope that some of my experience and knowledge of spinal cord injury equipment could help others. I also think it helps just to talk to someone else who really understands more of what you are going through and how you have coped.

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