My name is Taylor Nichols I have been faced with adversity since birth. I was born with a heart condition which DR’s told me I would be at high risk for sudden death by competing in sports or any highly “stressful” activities. I used that as motivation to later become a professional athlete in arguably the most physically demanding sport there is; motocross. December 29th, 2017, I suffered a crash while racing which left me lifeless in the dirt for several minutes. When I came to, I realized I had no movement or feeling initially from my chest down, resulting in a Spinal Cord Injury.
I am now on a mission to educate medical professionals or anyone who pounds that “you can’t” belief into your head after going through a traumatic situation. I want to break the stigma behind being told you can’t or won’t be able to do certain things. Also, to give hope to individuals who do experience trauma (no matter the severity) and NOT to feed into limiting beliefs people may assume and tell you. You can do anything you set your mind to and don’t allow anyone to make you think otherwise! I hope by sharing my story and the journey of my experiences with this injury, I can motivate people to get out there and live a fulfilling life! “Get up every day and fight. Give it your 100 percent.” I desire to be a model, motivational speaker, and resource for anyone to come to and change their perspective on life! I am the founder of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Club on the clubhouse, where we hold rooms discussing a wide range of topics, providing support, and educating the SCI community, medical professionals, and allies. Please feel free to join the club and join in on the conversation! If you are not on CH, please dm me!