Thriving, Not Just Surviving a Spinal Cord Injury

“If only I knew then what I know now”.  So many of us have uttered those words in our lifetime, wishing that we had only known how to navigate through unexpected health events and circumstances that have knocked us for a loop.  When tragedy strikes we look to family and close friends for guidance and comfort.  But the harsh reality is that our family and friends are often ill-equipped to help, Continue reading

I Found Purpose Thru Service

I did not intentionally set out to find my purpose in life through service to others.  It is something that continues to evolve within me.  I have no road map, nor do I have a strategic plan.  I just follow where my spirit leads me.

In 2010, I experienced two great losses.  In February, my mother passed away and in September I lost my ability to walk due to a spinal cord injury.  The world as I knew it had been turned upside down and shaken so hard that I barely recognized Continue reading