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Inspirational Quadriplegics - Male and Female

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 384 Moderator
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Hello Everyone! We find what has helped us in ours and our partners mental health journeys post SCI has been to follow positive profiles online. Immersing yourself in positivity and what you CAN do post SCI is so important as motivation and to help you out of darker places. 

We thought it would be great to make a list of inspirational Quadriplegics that have helped YOU feel inspired post SCI.

Please include both Male and Female names!

- Brooke and Elena 
Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

Comments

  • stephanie426stephanie426 Moderator Posts: 60 Moderator
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    I live in Rochester, NY and I think that Dr. Brad Berk is a great example of an inspirational Quad. He was the Chief of University of Rochester Medical Center and then he got into a bicycle accident and became a quad. As chief, he experienced medicine in the hospital system as a patient, and then became an even better chief because he was able to lead with the perspective as a patient who went through trauma and experienced the entire hospital system! He has truly improved the quality of medical care that people with disabilities receive in Rochester. 
  • prc_Bethprc_Beth Moderator, Information Specialist Posts: 56 Information Specialist
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    I live in Rochester, NY and I think that Dr. Brad Berk is a great example of an inspirational Quad. He was the Chief of University of Rochester Medical Center and then he got into a bicycle accident and became a quad. As chief, he experienced medicine in the hospital system as a patient, and then became an even better chief because he was able to lead with the perspective as a patient who went through trauma and experienced the entire hospital system! He has truly improved the quality of medical care that people with disabilities receive in Rochester. 
    It sounds like he would be excellent to have as a doctor because he would understand the patient's perspective. 
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