My life since then has not been like my peers’ lives have been, but it seems to me that it gave me a unique perspective on life. Even with that upside, there are still some parts of my life that have been difficult, but to me those difficulties are just an obstacle to overcome. I attend college at Asbury University where I am a double major in equine studies and psychology. I ride horses, I drive my GMC Sierra with hand controls, I am able to walk a little bit without using my crutches, I use an electric wheelchair to get around campus, and I have two amazing things that make life great; a horse named Blaze and a service dog named Archer.
I am hopeful that one day I can walk more without my crutches, work with therapeutic riding, and I hope to be able to train horses to work with people with disabilities. There are some lyrics in a song by Brenn Hill called Nothin’ In This Life that basically sums up what my life has been like and will be like, “he may never walk again but he will ride.”