My name is Laura, and I became disabled after a car accident when I was 13 years old. Even though I can’t walk anymore, I’m grateful that everyone involved survived the accident.
It took me a long time to come to terms with my new abilities. It was really a grieving process for me (and for my family), not to mention I was a teenager dealing with all of those hormones and life changes that made it a years-long struggle. Through counseling and support groups, I finally accepted my new normal and the fact that I’d never be able to walk again.
My experience ultimately led me to what I believe is my life’s calling, to help those suffering from trauma. I’m now a licensed counselor, and while I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with anyone navigating life’s difficulties, my passion is running a support group for people who are coping with a traumatic life transition like I experienced.
To reach as many people as possible, I started this site as a small way to let people know that they can endure any health condition by taking the best care of themselves they can. Addressing your physical and mental health can help you overcome so much more than you may realize, whether you’re suffering from a physical disability, chronic health condition, or another difficult life transition.
It is my sincere hope that this site will inspire people to discover their own “endurability,” no matter what challenges life has thrown their way.