Peer Support Volunteer
Disability: PLS, SCI (L1,2,3P)
Age of onset: 13
Work experience (post injury): Network design, security engineer, consultant, sound mixer, volunteer coordinator, photographer
Education: Bachelor and graduate degrees, and PhDs; Harvey Mudd, Stanford
Primary language: English
Languages spoken: English
Life goals: Maintain independence, travel, learn an instrument
Hobbies: Ham radio, electronics, computers, model railroad (HO, G), model RC sailboats, photography, music (mixing, recording, playing)
Interests: Travel, ham radio, electronic, computers, physics, photography, nature
Anything you would like to share about yourself that might be helpful to someone newly injured?
Although I have a lumbar injury, and for a time it did alter my life, I still manage to do a lot of things. The PLS (a degenerative neurological disease), however, has changed me from a paraplegic to a tetraplegic. Currently, I am in a power wheelchair and use a ventilator. This condition has not stopped me from business consulting, traveling, continuing my education or hobbies. Sometimes I have to rethink how to do things as my condition changes, but so far I have always found a way to keep going.
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 Michael Breaux, be sure to include Michael'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.