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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Allan Silva

I was very shaken up, not knowing what to do and how my life would move on from that day forward

My name is Allan Silva and I'm 24 years old and married to my amazing wife. We have a son and live in Brazil. On August 13, 2013, I got into a car accident on my way home, where I collided with a bus. Due to the strong impact, my lumbar spine L1-L2 was fractured with incomplete loss of neurological level T10. I was very shaken up, not knowing what to do and how my life would move on from that day forward. My son was only 6 months old, and I felt sorry for not being able to play with him, or give proper attention he deserved.

I have a beautiful family and I will continue fighting for it each and every day

I realized that I needed to do something to improve this situation. I first found motivation in God, and then music. Before the accident, I was playing in church and now I found myself in a totally different scenario. But, I did not give up. I continued to do what I loved most, which is to worship the Lord. And today I am here! I still have a lifetime to dream, and see my dreams being realized. I have a beautiful family and I will continue fighting for it each and every day

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