Greetings, internet! I’m Val. I’m a History PhD student at Princeton University who studies early medieval western Europe. I also have a C7 spinal cord injury, which technically makes me a quadriplegic, but I’ve been doing so much physical therapy over the past decade that I’ve been mistaken for having a much lower-level injury. Nerves are funny like that.
After blogging for a few years about wheelchair-accessible bakeries, and life with a spinal cord injury (SCI), I decided to combine both topics into one cohesive site. This way, if you want to read about life with an SCI, physical therapy options, the frantic musings of graduate student life, or want to know which bakeries are the spiffiest, it’ll all be here. I’m also going to have a running list of links to articles I’ve written that haven’t been published on the blog.
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My website will use some abbreviations. Here’s a handy dandy list so that you’re never confused about acronyms:
- SCI: Spinal Cord Injury
- PT: Physical Therapy
- OT: Occupational Therapy