Stem Cell Health Alliance
Biographical Sketch - Jhoonar Barrera
In his own words....
I was born and raised in San Diego, California on June 30, 1976. I am a father, a son, and brother. I lived in San Diego until I was 21yrs old. In January of 1999, I joined the United States Army, was placed with the 82nd Airborne Division and stationed in North Carolina for 4 yrs. After 9 years of service with the 82nd and two tours of duty overseas, I joined the National Guard in Dublin, California.
Then on September 27, 2007 my life was forever changed, drastically. While moving heavy equipment, a 500 lb. conventional oven stacked high on a forklift came crashing down, landing on my back.
I fractured ribs, ruptured my diaphragm, and suffered a spinal cord injury at levels T11- L1, which left me a paraplegic.
Even now, 3 years later, I know I’m getting better. In addition to my intense workouts, I play basketball and lacrosse to stay in shape, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I believe if a person has a strong will, an open heart, and believes in the higher, that things will work out for the best, as they should.
But it all starts with wanting to make a difference, not be the difference
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note: This clinical study may be referred to as "The Amazing Race To Independence" or "Breakthrough to Independence". Both names are referring to the same clinical trial and your support is very much appreciated.
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