Stem Cell Health Alliance
Biographical Sketch - Ashley Sisti
In her own words....
On March 29, 2008 – a month and a half before graduation from the University of Virginia and the day after a successful job interview, I was involved in a seemingly harmless horseback riding accident. I slid off the side of the saddle and landed on my back. Thinking this was just like every other fall I took as a kid, I assumed I wasn’t badly hurt.
When I realized that I couldn’t feel my legs, it occurred to me that this was a much more serious accident.
I am now a T10/T11 paraplegic. I was 21 years old and had the world at my fingertips , so to speak. I wasn’t about to let a 7 day hospital stay and month-long rehabilitation program stand in the way of enjoying my final few weeks of college life.
I attended several graduation events, went out with my friends, and was pushed (by 8 friends) at my graduation.
Since then, I decided that this life-altering injury wasn’t going to change my goals and plans for the future.
I will continue building my strength and preparing my body for the day when I can stand up and walk again.
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