Tag: Spinal cord injury

The Day I Chose Life and The Biggest Lesson Yet

The Day I Chose Life and The Biggest Lesson Yet
I woke up to multiple images standing around my bed.  I had been sedated for hours.  The last clear memory prior to this was of the surgeons deciding to repair my seeping organs first and of being wheeled to the OR.  So much white, lights blaring in my eyes, and pain. So. Much. Pain. Then... Read more »

The Choice to Forgive: The Day I Hugged the Drunk Driver Who Almost Killed Me

The Choice to Forgive: The Day I Hugged the Drunk Driver Who Almost Killed Me
My entire body shook. My closest friends, family and I had waited for this day for months. The last court date, 18 people had attended with me, all wearing “Team Erin the Beast Shirts” to show their support. This time, 13 people came. I had earned the nickname, “Beast,” years prior by my immediate family... Read more »

Paraplegic Welcomed Home to Bill Withers' Lean On Me After Tragedy But She NEVER Expected This

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On November 9, 2014, a suspected drunk driver almost took my life. I am that paraplegic. And this is my story.  There is so much more to tell, but for now, I will leave you with this. In recent years and from recent posts, you can probably tell that my heart has grown in its... Read more »
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