Spinal Cord Injury is a tricky thing. It can happen to anyone at any time, and the recovery is even more random. I hope you will follow me as I tackle mine with a vertical mind and determined heart. 

research & recovery

November 7, 2018

Here is the ultimate secret to having the life you’ve always dreamed of: To have the life you want, you have to be clear on what that is.

Most people either don’t know or are too terrified to admit what they really want. Others think they know what they need - only to f...

May 4, 2018

I’m in total awe by all I have learned in two days. I first visited the Maui Wheelers, a support group for wheelchair users which has been meeting for over 10 years. The group has a variety of members, and I could tell right away they were like family with one another....

June 9, 2017

While I was speaking to a new friend who recently suffered a spinal cord injury, I could hear so much anger in her voice. She was devastated, and rightfully so. She was heartbroken, and just simply broken in general. Her body felt so foreign and she had even planned ou...

 ***Repost from Sam Maddox via the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation***

Stimulation of the vagus nerve is being investigated as a way to treat migraine, tinnitus, inflammatory bowel disease, hiccups, stroke, diabetes, brain injury and multiple sclerosis. Add spinal...

June 1, 2017

I dream of one day being on a stage, in front of thousands of people, speaking of ways to overcome fear. I want to inspire, motivate and show people there is a way to be genuinely happy with who you are, but always striving to be the best version of yourself. I want t...

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6 Week Transformation

After working with Jake Havron at Maui Powerhouse Gym for 6 weeks, I was able to lose a total of 16 inches! 

It had been over 5 years since I had been in a traditional gym. I was scared, worried of not knowing where to start - or just looking like an idiot. I decided to hire a personal trainer and it was the best decision! 

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