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Age: 28

Location: Texas

Injury or relation:
Spinal cord injury, C4-C5 for 5 years

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Why did you become a peer mentor?
I became a peer mentor to help navigate and encourage people through the harsh realities and challenges of living a normal life after having a spinal cord injury. At the beginning of my journey, I avoided Peer support groups and mentorship programs because I thought being around other people with SCI would make my situation too real to endure. I was right about my situation becoming more real but, I was also very wrong about not being able to persevere. This program is a great resource I so desperately needed but stubbornly avoided. I want to assist others in making the experience less complicated and celebrating the small victories.


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