Welcome to Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, I have lived with a spinal cord injury since I was nine months old. I acquired my injury as a result of a car accident caused by a drunken driver. My journey through life would not be the same without the loving support of my parents, family and friends.

Throughout my childhood, I was involved in many activities at school and within my community. Despite being in a wheelchair, I felt as if I could do everything that my classmates were doing. I sang in school choruses and completed all the ranks of Boy Scouts to become an Eagle Scout.

As my friends were learning how to drive, I believed and wanted that opportunity to drive. With the help of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, I received training to drive a vehicle using a joystick control system. The independence and freedom of mobility has enabled me to achieve my Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies Communication from the College of Charleston.

I’m in the process of completing my Master of Arts degree and I am working in a public affairs office for the Space and Naval Warfare Command in Charleston.

The opportunities to further my education and obtain a job would not have been easily achieved without having the determination to succeed. I’m writing this blog to show that possibilities are endless when living with a spinal cord injury.

As part of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association, I have had the chance to meet newly-injured patients and their families. It’s rewarding to share my story with them. I will be posting on the blog every Tuesday with a topic based on my experiences or something that I’ve learned. Please feel free to ask questions and make comments on the blog posts. I’m sure we can learn from each other. Thank you for checking out my new blog, Tuesday Talk with Alex.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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11 Responses to Welcome to Tuesday Talk With Alex

  1. Nikki Seibert says:

    Alex-
    I think it is so amazing that you are sharing your experiences. You are a natural leader and a talented individual- I look forward to reading your posts and sharing them with others!
    Nikki

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  2. Brenda says:

    If you ever need to give advice on accessibility, you know who to come to! Congrats again on the new blog! You are an awesome person, who is an inspiration for all!

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  3. gilbert says:

    Great vehicle you drive. i’m jealous.Gilbert

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  4. john fulton says:

    Your a living testamonial that everything that happens to us in life has a purpose. Good luck as you pay it forwards.

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  5. Katrinda McQueen says:

    I am so very proud of you and your accomplishments! You’re quite a young man who has done so much to teach me, not just about disabilities – but about life in general. Your positive attitude and can-do spirit have encouraged me in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your life and your testimony with so many.

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  6. Shemika Champion says:

    Alex this is an amazing blog!! I will continue to read on tuesday. You are an inspiration to all!!

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  7. Diane Ducey says:

    I happened upon this blog because I have old friends in SC where I was raised. The first line captured my attention along with your dazzling smile and handsome face. Now I’ve read a bit of your story and I’m moved to tears. I couldn’t even begin to imagine what your life has been and how you just ‘took it in stride’ like any other person. Reminds me that I’ve been given this gift and it’s up to me to use it well. Without fear. Wow. Thank you.

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