Hello, my name is Octavio U.
Sixteen years ago, I was assaulted and pushed off a fifth story balcony and my life was changed forever. As a result, I became an incomplete quadriplegic, which means I have a spinal cord injury with some movement below the injury. Since my injury, every day is a struggle. I am in constant need of someone to help me complete even the most basic tasks, from working on my computer to changing the channels on the television. I need to work my muscles on a regular basis to gain movement in my arms and hands. The only was to make changes is through services that are too expensive for me to afford on my own.
Thanks to the amazing donation from the Pinehurst Foundation, I have been able to go to NeuAbility where I participate in exercise therapy. My hope is to gain core strength and increase my range of motion.