Throughout his early teenage years, Ben Perez had insomnia that was hard to manage, allowing him only four or five hours of sleep each night. Every night he’d walk around his home until his energy ran out. He wished that he could regularly sleep through the night for all the benefits he knew it would bring: improved focus for school, enhanced energy for socializing and much more. The universe works in mysterious ways, as it took a C5-6 spinal cord injury at age 16 to fulfill that wish.