I don’t remember how it all happened. In fact, I don’t remember much about those first few weeks, but I began to piece things together. I couldn’t feel anything from my chest down, I couldn’t move – other than shrug my shoulders, and my whole family had dropped everything to be by my side…this must be pretty bad. I came to learn that I was in a car accident. I was paralyzed and "would never walk again”.
I heard a lot of that over the next weeks and months – these are your limitations and you’ll never be the old you. While I heard the doctors, I refused to believe them. Nothing held me back before and I wasn’t about to let this change me.
Luckily my sister found a place that seemed to have my same attitude toward recovery. Project Walk in California was doing what I yearned for – with people just like me, people with spinal cord injuries. They were getting them out of their wheelchair, on the floor, moving their legs, teaching them to stand, trying to help people walk again.
This is exactly what I needed to keep me motivated and getting better, so I moved out to California & for 2 years I trained 3 hours a day, 4 times a week. I never expected to feel such a renewed confidence and make the life-long friendships that I did. I went from total dependence to standing, driving and living independently.
I knew I needed to get back to Dallas and start rebuilding my life. I also knew I needed to bring this amazing opportunity to all those hungry for their chance. So I did! And that is how we became REACT. We are now one of the leading neuro-recovery and performance training facilities in the US, offering an experience unlike any other!
"You cannot conquer what you are not committed to."