How do we move forward?

My road came to an unexpected halt on November 9, 2010.

That morning, I was bicycling to work when a garbage truck turned across a city bike lane. I was in that bike lane.

I was critically injured in the accident. A team of trauma surgeons saved my life, but they had to amputate my left leg. I had a long road ahead of me, physically and emotionally, yet I was grateful to be alive.

An ending can be a beginning too. I started over.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Gradually I learned to walk again. So I began counting steps. Then miles.

Over time, that journey turned a corner. It became less about my own recovery and more about resilience -- the connection we all share.

Ten years later, I still take one step at a time. Yes, there are bumps in the road, but each step means rising to new challenges, adapting to change, and moving forward with hope.

Are you on your own journey?



A few places I've shared my story...

Arcadia University
Physical Therapy Lab

Eastern Kentucky University
Adaptive Physical Education
(via Zoom!)

American Alpine Club - Philly Chapter

University of the Sciences
PT / OT / PA Program

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital
Emergency Medicine Team

New Waves in Trauma Conference
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Pastoral Care Program

Randolph High School
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program

Humanitarian Awards Dinner
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Night of Champions
Recipient of 2015 BELIEVE AWARD
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Awards for Continuing Excellence
Inglis House, Philadelphia, PA

Friends Select School
Diversity Day

Trauma Prevention Conference
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA

Trauma: A Continuum of Care
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Center Valley, PA

Temple University
Robotics Program

EMMCO West Regional Emergency Medical Services Symposium
Erie, PA

Surgery Grand Rounds
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation: 17th Annual Conference and Meeting
Harrisburg, PA

New Waves in Trauma Conference / Excellence in Trauma Awards
Philadelphia, PA

Hot Topics in Trauma
Atlantic City, NJ

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