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How I deal with pain from my injury

Rare Disease & Syndrome

Cherry Lee

the injury that changed my life

In 2013 I fell off of my horse. After that my life changed and I starting using a wheelchair, walker & crutches. There  are still days when I can't get out of bed because of the pain. I also have trouble sleeping. 

I have had pain in my legs since childhood, but the riding accident made everything worse. The nerve-pain was terrible, I deserted my passion for horseback riding, and couldn't walk without help- I still can't. I had to leave my old job  and didn't know what to do. I felt lost because I was used to going to the stables, boxing and doing other sports before the accident.

how music has helped me heal

Now I have plenty of time, and didn't know what to do with it until I was asked to be part of a band. Music has helped me live with the pain. I write my own songs and now have different groups where I sing rock, jazz, country, blues, and even classical. I do gigs and was even featured on the X-FACTOR Finland with my harmonizing group. We were one of the four best BANDS in competition!!!

Modeling as a person with a disability

I also model now. I think that disabilities should not stop you from follow your dreams!!! I have been modeling for magazines, advertisements, etc. Pin up style is my thing and I love vintage, especially glamour and old western! Now I'm happy to ride horses on my good days.     Check out my facebook and instagram for more info about me and my music :)

Facbook: @cherryleebyrd
Instagram: @cherrynancytinkerbella

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