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Spinal Cord Awareness Blog

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

On June 30, 2018, I walked onto a boat. I walked onto the wrong boat and chose the wrong seat. I had no idea this simple action would lead to the worst year of my life and a completely new future for myself.

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Life Is What You Make It

On June 30, 2018, I walked onto a boat. I walked onto the wrong boat and chose the wrong seat. I had no idea this simple action would lead to the worst year of my life and a completely new future for myself.

Drive-In Celebration

Last week I spent the day with the North Country Chevy Dealers of Burlington-Plattsburgh! After previously meeting back in February (when they gifted me a brand new 2019 Chevrolet Equinox!), I was able to catch up with the dealers and show off my new driving skills! 🚘👍 I can’t wait to continue this journey to #FindNewRoads! If you’re …

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Back to Basics

Back To Basics: On The Road Again

Almost a year after my accident and learning to live with the injuries, I have finally started to learn how to drive again. Different from how I learned when I was fifteen, I am now learning with hand controls.

National Limb Loss Awareness Month

This month is National Limb Loss Awareness Month. For those living with amputations and limb differences, this month brings awareness to the physical and mental challenges that often times come from looking “different” in a world where the pressure of maintaining your physical appearance feels so important.

#StefFindsNewRoads: The Journey Begins

The injuries that I sustained in June of 2018 left me with a long, hard battle to fight for recovery. This was not something that could be fixed with a procedure or surgery, or even a month or two of physical therapy. This would require thirty surgeries and months of intensive therapy. During something like this, it’s very easy to feel lost or alone.