The Man Behind the Curtain...
My name is TJ Griffin, and I am the unluckiest, lucky son of a gun you'll ever meet!
On October 19, 1990, my senior year in high school, I broke my neck in a football game, leaving me a quadriplegic.
After this massive turning point, I have experienced some of the craziest life events. Beyond getting paralyzed at 18, I was saved from a burning van 5 seconds before it blew up. I was called to share how I HAD to be adaptable in my life, and began work as a National Peer Mentor Coordinator with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Just because you've been through it, doesn't mean you can't overcome it
Performing at over 70 events, where I spoke to schools and organizations, I was able to share my process and what I have done in my 32 years of being injured. Talking about my life experiences, my use of a positive attitude, setting goals I could accomplish, and developing a strong support system to regain my "Wheel-to-Live".
My drive is outlined by the opportunities I am given to speak to children or adults that are going through adaptive and massive changes in their lives. My change was dramatic and hit me like a load of bricks, but that only gives me the knowledge to guide YOU to your truest self.