Till I was 15, I was the only disabled person in my family. That changed on May 21, 2008, when my mom and I were driving across the Golden Gate Bridge and a car hit us head-on. My mother sustained life-changing injuries and is now also disabled, using a power wheelchair to get around. Unfortunately,… Continue reading
Growing up, I didn’t understand the obstacles I would face. As a kid, I wondered why my legs didn’t work like others and why I had to use a walker for mobility. I did not understand disability and wanted to run like the other children. As I got older and into adulthood, I realized I… Continue reading
Hi, my name is Sabrina; I grew up in Mill Valley, California, and I love to visit when possible. I now live in Los Angeles, California.
Growing up using a wheelchair I knew my life would be very different. But I didn’t see people that looked like me until I started playing wheelchair basketball as a teenager. Then, in college, the visibility of disabilities grew (in my opinion and experience).
After graduation, I worked for the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust, which helps people with disabilities supplement their government benefits with affordable, professional special needs trust services.
After leaving that job, I eventually got my paralegal certificate and currently work in Family Law.
Throughout my life, I realized the importance of representation and of people who look like you and have a similar experience. My experience as a wheelchair user may be different than others, but it may prove helpful for someone else.