ssIt’s always difficult to say how someone’s life will end up after sustaining a spinal cord injury. For Sharina Jones, shot by a neighborhood kid when she was just 5 years old, she holds no ill will towards the boy, or her injury. A self-described “Push Goddess,” Sharina, nearing 30, has transformed into a strong and beautiful woman, and she believes her injury was meant to be.

Many people with spinal cord injuries end up feeling this way too as the years go by, and it’s not a lie to help ourselves cope with the situation better. I believe my injury was fated too. And when you’re injured when you’re only 5 years old, you have a lot of time and emotional growth left to do. Because of this, Sharina’s been able to adjust to her injury brilliantly, hence her book.

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