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Age: 43

Location: Maryland

Injury or relation:
Spinal cord injury, T5 for 24 years

Tennis, water skiing, snow skiing, biking

Why did you become a peer mentor?
I became a mentor because I wanted to give back to people who have similar injuries to me. I wanted to let them see that just because you have a spinal cord injury you aren’t confined to a wheelchair. I want people with disabilities to see that your life isn’t over just because you have been injured; I want them to see that life goes on and life can be better than before you were injured. Life isn’t over just because you have a spinal cord injury; I want to show people and tell people that if you want to do something no matter what it can be accomplished!!


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