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Cure Nation – Cindy DeJesus – Dream BIG

Andrew Skinner March 9, 2021 News, Noteworthy, SCI

Take a look at this great article featuring our beautiful Triumph Ambassador Cindy DeJesus over on Cure Nation's blog.

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Cindy DeJesus – Dream BIG!

“I think people need to LIVE,” says Cindy firmly, after the introductions. “There will always be a time when you feel ‘different’. But “different” isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Figure out what you want and go get it. or example, I was told my life would be different, that I’d never walk again – and then I walked for 30 years! Doctors also told me that I wouldn’t be able to feel anything from my level of injury down. And I do!”

It had happened when Cindy was 12 years old and up in a treehouse with her friend. Her friend’s mom told them to hurry up and get down there, and Cindy did. The fall broke her T-12 and L-1, requiring a graft from her hip. She was in a coma for several days, in rehab for several months.

“I feel for the doctors, faced with a stubborn 12-year-old who was NOT going to be told no. The doctors all said, ‘You are going to be in a wheelchair now, get used to it.’ Luckily, my dad and friends believed in me, not the doctors, and built me a gym in our living room. The doctors were amazed when I walked into their offices, it was so gratifying! I had AFOs up to my thighs, just like Forrest Gump.”

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