Peer Support Advisor
Disability: SCI C 5-6
Age of onset: 39
Uses assistive technology? Yes
Specifically: Power wheelchair
Education: Graduate degree
Primary language: English
Languages spoken: English
Help my foundation — Paul Jacobson Foundation, get married, raise children, help other SCI patients and travel.
Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor: To give back and share my knowledge. My injury happened two and a half years ago, so the experience is very top of mind. I am compassionate, empathic and a good listener.
Prefers to work with: Inpatients, outpatients and community members
Areas of interests/expertise: Coping with disability, independent living skills, education, employment, driving and transportation, health issues, safety and abuse, finances, relationships, intimacy, 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 Paul Jacobson, be sure to include Paul’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.