I honestly think it helped that, when asked, I explained that what made me pursue SDR at first was the fact that I wanted to go to college abroad and didn’t feel strong enough/was in too much pain to think I’ll manage. Because that presented SDR as more than just walking—it presented it as my chance of living the life I wanted to live, unrestrained by spasticity.

Everyone wants to walk and be comfortable in their own body. The question is, once you get that amazing gift, what are you going to do with it?