Ryan Baker

Peer Support Advisor

Ryan Baker 
Age: 34

Disability: SCI T6 paraplegia

Age of onset: 19

Uses assistive technology? Yes

Specifically: Manual wheelchair; hand controls for driving

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Occupation: Sales

Education: Bachelor's degree

Primary language: English

Languages spoken: English

Life goals: To know I tried my best. To retire happy and secure. Given the opportunity, I would love to be an inspiration to someone who may be dealing with similar issues.

Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor: I believe I would make a good Peer Support Advisor first and foremost due to my injury. I am completely independent and I feel that the things I do can be passed on to help others. I am also a big believer in prevention; it is not about fixing it after it's broken, it's about not letting it break. I am a very "glass half full" kind of person, and I feel I have the ability to get along with different types of people. 

Prefers to work with: Inpatients, outpatients and community members

Areas of interest/expertise:
Independent: Living skills, education, employment, driving and transportation, health issues, recreation, relationships

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 Ryan Baker, be sure to include Ryan’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.