Age: 53

Location: Ohio/Michigan

Injury or relation: Spouse and caregiver

Hobbies/Interests: Fiber arts, horseback riding, tennis, social justice

Why did you become a peer mentor? I became a peer mentor because there is a lot to learn about living with a spinal cord injury, and it helps to have someone to talk to that is in a similar situation. My husband, who lives with paraplegia, and I are about 15 years post injury and I’d like to think we have learned enough to be helpful to others. Every injury and every journey is a little bit different, but I think it’s good to make connections along the way.

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