"In 2003, a few months after I got married, I was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. They started teaching occupational therapy to live in my "new" body, and flyers of all the assistive service I was going to need.
It was awful. I did not want to live like that.
I went back to school and became an adaptive fitness therapist. I discovered a whole new world of really intelligent people who worked outside the box in movement therapy.
Every morning, I wake up and know that I keep moving because I want the dignity of being able to use the bathroom by myself. It doesn't seem like a grand adventure, but when you have lived in a body where that was not an option, it keeps me motivated."
- Fiona G.
Mountain View, CA, USA