I was excited when the Longevity After Injury Project at MUSC wanted to feature me in a mini documentary about living with a spinal cord injury.
The group at MUSC focuses on promoting health, longevity and quality of life after spinal cord injury. Recently, the team followed me around to see some of the activities I do in a typical day.
Throughout the video, you will get to see how I drive my van with a joystick hand control system. My van gives me the freedom of mobility to be employed at SPAWAR, and my supervisor, Lonnie Cowart, has been supportive and ensures I have the accommodations I need at work.
I also help the Longevity After Injury Project with disseminating their research to consumer magazines and publications. Working with this team gives me an opportunity to help others who are also living with an injury.
Special thanks to Josh Acuna, Kristian Manley and the Longevity After Injury Project team for allowing me to share my story in this video.