Paraplegic Mom: Redefining Motherhood

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Waiyee Cheang
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“You may not be able to walk but you know you’re still going to have this new adventure with your son and to be able to raise that child.” 

Stephanie Martinez was pregnant when she was in a car accident that paralyzed her. Thankfully, her baby survived and she continued through her pregnancy, including a natural delivery. Now, she enjoys everything about being a mom to her young son. “Since he was born, this is how he’s always known me,” Stephanie shares. She has embraced her role as a paraplegic mom and adapted daily tasks to take care of her son.

“Being in a wheelchair doesn’t define you as a person, it’s just another part of you."

She has great words of hope and encouragement for anyone adjusting to being a mom on wheels. 

Share this post with a paraplegic mom-to-be or a woman who dreams of being a mom one day! 

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