"My goals are not necessarily to walk again. My goals are to stay healthy because a disability doesn't mean that I'm unhealthy."
Check out her organization Backbones at https://backbonesonline.com!
“Most of the books I found were people telling me, ‘Okay, this is what happened to me.’ That’s helpful but that’s not what I want -- I want a “how-to.” So I decided, fine, I know what I want. If I can’t find it, I’ll write it.”
Find Carolyn's book, "A Complete Plain-English Guide To Living With A Spinal Cord Injury," at https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Plain-English-Living-Spinal-Injury-ebook/dp/B0014E6ZAU.
"Don't feel like you have to go any route. If you don't want to do support groups, don't want to do your peer mentoring for a while, don't do it. But be open to that possibility re-emerging in your life."
"Never let your disability stop you. It’s going to slow you down so much, it’s going to be so frustrating, but just continue to persist."
“Your wheelchair can literally be your legs anyway. Yeah you may not be able to go jump and leap, and maybe not be able to go up stairs as easy and other things, but there’s always something that can aid you in that way.”
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Incomplete injury types (i) may refer to either additional sensation or muscle control below the principle injury level. Click here to read more about level differences.