Change is one of the only constants in life, but that doesn't make it easy. Yet, somehow, we get through it and I think that is mostly because we have each other. Our Navigator Team has resources to help connect you with other people who have a spinal cord injury. We never want you to feel alone.
Below, you will meet one of the peer support specialists, Todd. We are sharing with you, but we want to hear from you too!
We asked everyone on our team a few questions
Meet Todd from our Peer Support Team:
What drew you to Navigator? Being an SCI survivor I know how difficult those days, weeks, and months can be following the initial injury. Within a couple of years of my injury, it became my passion to help others work through that huge life adjustment with a sense of hope on the other side. I have been doing that for several years now and it has been so rewarding to see those individuals not only living but thriving. Every journey is different but the right mindset and tools for support can make all the difference.
What are some of your favorite activities? I love almost anything outdoors including my favorite sport, sit-skiing. I enjoy cooking with great music on! Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family, which also includes our furry kids (2 dogs and 2 cats so basically a small herd! Ha!) too.
One piece of advice you’ll never forget: The best piece of advice I was given after my injury was to not take myself too seriously, allow myself to grieve the change, and to literally take one day at a time while still moving forward until you find your new rhythm in life.
When things get tough I…remember that I am so much more than a wheelchair. I remind myself to focus on all the things I can still do versus the things I can’t. It can be challenging at times but the more it’s practiced the more natural that thinking becomes. While this doesn’t mean it’s always easy, life is truly what you make it.
Don't forget to share one piece of advice you'll never forget so we get to know you too.
Please, never hesitate to reach out!
The Navigator Team
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