I have lived with a spinal cord injury for almost 30 years. I know the realities of using a wheelchair and meeting the daily physical, mental and emotional challenges. Fortunately, I have met those challenges to lead a full life.
I am also a registered nurse. As Patient and Family Education Coordinator at Craig Hospital for 18 years, I have assisted patients and their families in learning the important details of living with disability. I bring strong personal and professional knowledge and experiences from both sides of the bedrail to patients, caregivers and healthcare workers.