Dominick Taitano

Peer Support Volunteer

Age: 37

Disability: C3-C4 ventilator dependent quadriplegic

Age of onset: 16

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Work experience (postinjury): Leather goods company — purchasing, receiving and data analysis

Education: Bachelor's degree in business management, California State University San Marcos

Primary language: English

Languages spoken: English

Life goals: Life is too short and anything can happen, so make every day as memorable as you can. Stay positive and always try to help others who are in need by being there emotionally, physically or in any other way that would help. 

Hobbies: Just enjoying life.

Interests: Traveling, going to concerts or plays, attending any sporting event, movies, going out to eat or even just enjoying the scenery here in San Diego

Anything you would like to share about yourself that might be helpful to someone newly injured?
I have given inspirational talks to various groups and I have been a volunteer at other rehabs. I am very active in my social life and I would never want my disability to stop me from doing what I love most — living! I enjoy talking to others who are in need of answers concerning their new life of being injured. I have been involved in a company that specialized in building homes for the disabled.

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 Dominick Taitano, be sure to include Dominick'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.