Alex Fernandez

Peer Support Advisor

Alex Fernandez 
Age: 22

Disability: SCI C6

Age of onset: 17

Uses assistive technology? Yes

Specifically: Power wheelchair

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Occupation: Student; works part time

Education: Some college

Primary language: English and Spanish

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Life goals: My goals are to finish school, travel and have an impact on people.

Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor: I want to help motivate newly injured individuals move on with integrity. I've been there and back.

Prefers to work with: Inpatients, outpatients and community members.

Areas of interests/expertise:
Interests: Sports, movies, beach
Expertise: Coping with disability, independent living skills, education, employment, transition to adulthood, driving and transportation, health issues, recreation, relationships, depression and mental health, attendant care 

For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Rehabilitation Peer Support Advisor Program, please call 858-939-6709 or send us an email. To contact Alex Fernandez, please be sure to include Alex’s name in your message.

To learn more about Sharp's rehabilitation services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician who can refer you to a physical therapist, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about rehabilitation, visit Rehabilitation in Adult Health or read the Rehabilitation News archive.