4 years ago I was in a car accident causing injury to my spinal cord, which left me unable to move anything from my neck down. As I laid in my hospital bed I was looking at my beautiful one-year-old daughter. I thought to myself, this can’t be it. I need to do everything in my power to be there for my daughter. Soon after, I found out about Project Walk Boston. After over a year and a half of continuous hard work with the trainers putting me through rigorous therapy, I was able to hold my head up strong and drive my chair with my arm.
I refuse to give up. I have come so far and I keep saying to myself it’s not a race it’s a marathon! I was feeling that my training sessions were not enough for me. I needed more. I needed daily movement. After researching, I found a motorized arm and leg bike. This was one that I could do at home every day, moving my arms and legs when I’m not at therapy. However, there was an issue, the machine was out of my budget and I could not afford it. This is where I was blessed. Victoria’s Victory Foundation was able to give me a scholarship to buy the motorized bike for my home! I want to thank Victoria’s Victory Foundation from the bottom of my heart. This gift has given me the ability to move my arms and legs every single day. Moving like this at home is something I have not done since before my accident and never thought would be possible to do again.