Age: 46

Location: Texas

Injury or relation: Spinal cord injury, C6, C7 for 6 years

Hobbies/Interests: Driving, spending time with my wife and two boys (ages 6 and 10), going on road trips in and around the great state of Texas, watching football (both college and pro) and binge-watching TV shows with my wife

Why did you become a peer mentor? I became a peer mentor because of what the program meant to me during my recovery immediately following my accident. Whether it was when I was in rehab or after I got home, anytime I would find myself at a low point, my peer mentor was there to help me turn things around. He was able to show me that I would have a meaningful and fulfilling life after paralysis. My goal as a peer mentor now is to instill that same feeling of hope in someone who is new to paralysis or dealing with a difficult time as a result of a spinal cord injury.

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