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Carissa Irwin

Of course there are days I struggle but I'm grateful for everything in my life

Hey I'm Carissa! I am 24 years old from Alberta, Canada. I was injured as a passenger in a car accident at 16 during a school field trip. I sustained a C6/C7 complete spinal cord injury. After 6 months in the hospital, I returned to high school to graduate on time with my class. After taking some time to figure out what I was interested in, I then took the Education Assistant program in college and really enjoyed it. Being 7 years post injury, I feel like I wouldn't be the same woman I've become today if this injury hadn't of happened to me. Of course there are days I struggle but I'm grateful for everything in my life and hope to inspire people, with or without a disability.

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