Success Stories

Here we’d like to share with you some of the sucess stories that make our jobs so worthwhile! If you have a success story that you would like featured here please email Lesley Ann at lesley@sterlingadaptives.com

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Chris Downey

Christopher Downey of Piedmont, Calif., who lost his sight to a brain tumor, navigates his office in San Francisco. He was an architect before going blind, and he remains one today. He’s now working on the sprawling Polytrauma & Blind Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to open in Palo Alto. You can read more about Chris here http://arch4blind.com/press.html.

Christopher Downey of Piedmont, Calif., who lost his sight to a brain tumor, navigates his office in San Francisco. He was an architect before going blind, and he remains one today. He's now working on the sprawling Polytrauma & Blind Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to open in three or four years in Palo Alto. (Robert Durell / For The Times / January 11, 2010)

 

Paul Murillo

Dear Colleagues and Family,

Check out item 1, below and the two-minute video of our client, Paul Murillo. It’s the standard-issue, uplifting, crip-conquers-obstacles treatment of the subject, but that’s actually a pretty good fit in this case. Paul is a sweet guy with an incredibly positive attitude and great family support. And he does seem to be expanding the scope of his life significantly, now that he’s getting out more and going to school. His spinal cord injury was eight years ago, but it’s only been about a year since he had neck surgery that relieved chronic pain that had kept him from doing anything much. (Paul told me that he hadn’t been expected to live, so the doctors didn’t fix his neck very well during the original surgeries. But he did survive, and then it took seven years of rejections before he could find and convince a surgeon to take the risk to go back in…)

May you always have someone willing to drag you up a mountain.

–Ronny

From: KTVU – 08/31/2015
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>An East Bay man who was left a quadriplegic by gun violence is proving no
>obstacle can stand in the way of his dreams after his latest remarkable
>accomplishment, achieved with a little help from his friends. Paul Murillo
>has been paralyzed from the neck down since he was 19 years old. But what
>happened hasn’t stopped Murillo from living a full life, as demonstrated by a
>recent adventure with his friends. Together they hiked more than 2,000 feet
>up to the top of Mission Peak near Fremont, wheelchair and all.
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>Read the entire article and view a video (1:58) at:

http://www.ktvu.com/news/14602508-story

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