Hello, my name is Wayne DeMarco. I suffered a spinal cord injury at the C4 - C7 vertebrae level due to a motor vehicle accident when I was 21 years old. I was unable to breathe on my own for four months after my injury. I was able to wean off of the ventilator luckily and begin my journey of learning to speak again. I also had to start off on liquid food and a feeding tube and work my way back to a normal diet. Through years of therapy, I regained movement in both of my arms and can now have some independence. I now spend my time trying to motivate others, spread laughter, and positivity. I want to show others through my story that you can recover from anything! Never give up on yourself, fight through the tough days and keep pushing!