26 Years of Life

I’m grateful to have turned 26 years old Saturday.  My disability has presented some challenges along the way. Shortly after my injury, my parents, doctors and many others weren’t sure how much I would be able to do on my own, but I’ve been blessed with relatively good health. My dad thought I would be skinny and wouldn’t be able to gain weight after my spinal cord injury; however, I’m far from skinny these days. 

I’ve had many hospitalizations as a result of surgeries on my spine, but those procedures were necessary for giving me the quality of life I have now. If I didn’t have the surgeries to straighten my spine, I wouldn’t be able to have the best posture for sitting in my chair, nor will I be able to easily drive my van and perform the other tasks of daily living.

 

Some days are better than others, but every day is a good day! I appreciate all of my family, friends, co-workers and classmates who are always there for me. They encourage and motivate me to succeed and allow me to live my life to the fullest and with a purpose.

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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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4 Responses to 26 Years of Life

  1. Marnette Bowen says:

    Happy Birthday Alex! It is so wonderful of you to remind us all that, in spite of all you have been through, you still exhibit that great attitude for all of us to see that…It is a Wonderful Life!. Thank you for your enlightening post.

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  2. So great to have met you and look forward to learning from you and sharing this journey to reach out to as many people as possible!

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