Richard

Age: 39

Location: New Jersey

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, C4, C5, C6 for 15 years

Hobbies/Interests: Building my businesses, spending time with my children, fishing

Why did you become a peer mentor? I feel that I have a unique point-of-view and perspective that may be inspiring or helpful to those that are newly injured and seeking answers. I have been very lucky to have had an incredible support system over the years, and I think that has been instrumental in defining my attitude and success since. If I can share that view, I believe that a person living with SCI may have an opportunity to live a happier and more productive life.

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This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.