Jeremy Coronel - Participant

After the injury I knew that I was never going to be the same. I wasn’t in the best of shape as far as mentally. I was extremely depressed. Anxiety was really really bad. Self-conscious about the scars, all that, the speech.

If I looked in the mirror I seen the old myself, you know, the same face, same hairstyle, same everything but inside I completely feel like a different person. You know, at the lowest point confidence, just was ripped away from me.

That’s when I signed up. With the other place they kind of made me do something that I didn’t even want to do. So that just blew up with my anxiety, with depression, I didn’t want to do it. With Christine, she works with you, what’s comfortable for you, what’s good for you, things I never thought I would be able to do. It definitely gave me a small little taste of I want to work even harder to get back to where I was at or even better. I kind of found a new self if that makes sense.

I found a beginning. She works with you. She doesn’t force you to do anything that you don’t want to do, but again, you do have to have an open mind and be ready to make the changes that you need.