Tragedy Does Not Always Mean an End…Sometimes It’s a New Beginning
We thought we would share a story of a young man who turned a tragedy into a new beginning. A careless moment of drinking, driving and no seat belt led to a violent car crash that resulted in Chris Skinner being thrown from the vehicle and becoming a individual with quadriplegia.
Years after the crash, Skinner met his wife Suzie. She was his physical therapist. They now have two children and live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since the tragedy, Skinner graduated from Radford University, earning a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s degree in counseling and human development. He went on to earn a second master’s degree in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Today, Skinner shares his story at colleges, schools and other venues throughout the country in hopes of preventing others from making the same mistake he did on that tragic day.
Although Skinner is a person with quadriplegia, he never let it stop him from pursuing higher education, career and family. Accessibility Services, Inc. has dedicated itself to providing independence for persons with quadriplegia. Assistive technology for individual with quadriplegias and communication devices for individual with quadriplegias have come a long way over the years. We stay on top of ever-changing technology to ensure the individuals we serve have access to the best environmental control unit / speech generating device (our signature autonoME package) on the market.
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