Age: 41

Location: Maryland

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, T4, T5 for 16 years

Hobbies/Interests: Acting, dancing, modeling, fencing, scuba diving, and skiing

Why did you become a peer mentor? I became a mentor because I didn’t have one, and wish I did when I was first injured. I truly see the value and benefits of mentorship for survivors. As a mentor, I want to share with others that the stars are the limit to life’s passions and discoveries. I've learned a lot about parenting with an injury, adaptive sports, going back to school, wellness and driving, as I kept my passion for the arts and fashion alive. One must know that support is the main ingredient to have during this new journey of life.

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