During the month of December I participated in an event [for International Day of Persons with Disabilities]. I talked about my own evolution: how I was and what efforts I made during my time at the SCI Center.
I chose to speak about my evolution to encourage patients who have just started the program to have hope that it can work for them the way it has for me. I wasn’t in good shape at all but now I am much, much better. I learned more from the SCI Center – learned how to live in community, learned how to support each other.
My message for everyone who is quadriplegic, like I am: I encourage all of you to come to the SCI Center at SBH because I found all of the support I needed; whether it was mental or physical, I found it all, and I received it free of charge. I say a huge thanks to everyone who supports the program, especially the SCI Center employees.