Peer Support Volunteer
Disability: Spinal cord injury; functionally complete at 4/5 level
Age of onset: 20
Work experience (postinjury): Import business, dot-com entrepreneur, business analyst at Boeing, product manager at Progressive Insurance
Education: Bachelor's in finance, MBA; San Diego State University; Harvard Business School
Primary language: English
Languages spoken: Broken Spanish
Life goals: Live as long as I am healthy, work as long as I am having fun and minimize the impact of my injury on my experiences.
Hobbies: Pinball, travel, beer, wine, poker (or any kind of gambling), board games, movies, art
Interests: I'm interested in my hobbies when I'm not working!
Anything you would like to share about yourself that might be helpful to someone newly injured?
My wife has traveled this journey with me since the beginning. We are both willing to discuss pretty much anything, so please contact us if you would like.
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 Darren Brehm, be sure to include Darren'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.