Six months ago, if you asked me who loved me, I would have said that maybe only ten or so people even cared if I lived or not. I realized that when I had lost hope, all beauty and things good were masked by misperceived illusions.
I cannot begin to express what today means to me. What happened to me on February 23 was personally tragic and the harsh reality of that day will never be lost to me. But I will also never lose the beautiful lessons bestowed upon me. I have learned so much in these past five months. The list of those learned things is long. One of the most important lessons that I’d like to share is that when one feels all hope is lost, turn inward. Your mind and body will fight hard for survival even if your soul has quit trying. If something in your life changes such that all that you knew becomes obsolete, you are not disabled. Instead, you gain more power to use your mind in ways you never knew before and never realized you were capable of.
Please make sure to check out the News/Blog section as I will be posting updates on my journey of dealing with spinal cord injury. Hopefully my trials and tribulations will inspire others who are just starting out and need that extra jolt of confidence to make it through the day.