Michael A. Breaux

Peer Support Volunteer

Age: 50

Disability: PLS, SCI (L1,2,3P)

Age of onset: 13

Ethnicity: Caucasian

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.