Name: Elizabeth McGlinchey
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Graduate Student
When I was a teenager, a drunk driver drove into me as I crossed the street, leaving me severely injured. Weeks passed, jam-packed with surgery, radiology tests, laboratory tests, and diagnoses. I changed into someone with whom I could no longer identify.
Once my health became stable, I was admitted to a rehabilitation hospital, and was soon able to move around independently… in a wheel chair. I remember the first time I stood up and the excruciating pain that surged through my body. Reminiscent pain still comes and goes in my legs, but it is something I have tolerated well in the years since and it has never stopped me from wanting to become stronger and athletic. Twelve years later I am still healing physically and emotionally. Continue reading