Over a quarter of a century ago, I had the privilege of working with a teenager who sustained a C3 traumatic spinal injury. We’ve kept in touch over the years, now decades. He’s graduated from college, purchased and renovated his home for accessibility, and participates in leisure activities with family and friends. Now as I teach as an adjunct, he has been a guest speaker in my class, sharing his experience living with a spinal cord injury and its impact on his occupational engagement.
By: Lora Woo, OTD, OTR/L