My World of Music

[this is republished from my article on Spinalpedia] The first word that comes to mind about singing while on a ventilator is FRUSTRATION! It is frustrating because I have been paralyzed for most of my life. I’ve been singing since I was five years old but my voice...

The Road Ahead

It is that time of year again. Fall is here, but for me I’m still in Summer. This past summer I made so many memories. I got in touch with one of my best childhood friends who is like a sister to me, I turned 21, and most importantly, I had a life-changing procedure....

The Party Never Stops

Note: this is a repost of my article from SPINALpedia. If you are or know someone that is new to SPINALpedia or new to spinal cord injury, this article may answer some of your questions. One amazing thing that comes with having a spinal cord injury is nerve pain. For...

The Awkward Entourage

Note: This is a repost of my first article on SPINALpedia, available here.   Imagine your life is reliant on a single machine that is reliant on a three prong outlet that is attached to an even bulkier power pack, sound good so far? Let’s dive in a bit here..take...

Who I Am (poem)

Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Depending on who you ask, the answer will change. Who am I? I sometimes don’t even know the answer myself. Who am I? What am I? The answer changes with the situation that I am in. If I listen to my heart instead of my mind, I know exactly...

Inclusion at MMC

We are shockingly almost done with this spring semester and I can’t believe that I have been at Marymount for almost two years! When I first came, I thought that I did not belong in college or in the outside world. I let my disability get to my head. Having a spinal...