On July 9th, 2018, I fell from my 3rd floor balcony and sustained a number of injuries which included a burst fracture to my L! Vertebrae causing paraplegia. I spent a week in the hospital before transitioning to Inpatient Rehab., where I spent 3 weeks. Shortly after leaving inpatient rehab I returned to work but continued with outpatient rehab. I am currently working with physio to continue to strengthen the muscles I need to walk with crutches as best as possible. I’m just me with no family assistance-financial or physical, so this grant would allow me to afford more sessions so I can continue to get stronger and more confidently independent.