Rehab Peer Counseling and Dime to Chi
I had the wonderful opportunity today to go a meet a few SCI individuals at Rehab and offer peer support. It has been ten years since my own stay at Rehab and many memories came rushing back of my first few months of being newly injured. The group I got to meet looked great! They were very curious about life post rehab once reintegrated into the society and also shared their concerns. I offered my own experiences and the ways that I’ve transitioned into my own injury. It was a great experience and I look forward to going back and furthering our relationships.
I also had the wonderful opportunity to help out someone recently who happens to be a hero of my own. Chi Cheng of the band Deftones was injured a few years ago as well and is still on his path to recovery. I happen to have the chance meeting with his parents and sisters while they were on vacation in the late nineties in Kailua Kona, HI. Over the years I’ve kept in touch with Chi’s mom, Jeanne. Being a successful musician also equates to having to foot the bill for medical costs. I really wanted to help in some way but didn’t have the means. Then I thought of a really special guitar I have. Its an autographed Dimebag Darrell and I wanted to give it to Chi so he could auction it off. I’m so thankful to Jeanne for the opportunity to help. I hope a bit of aloha can help Chi. He’s so blessed and lucky to have such an amazing family. One Love for Chi!
Posted on March 7, 2013, in Text and tagged Chi Cheng, damon boiser, Deftones, Dimebag, Disability, hawaii, Peer Counciling, Quadriplegic, Rehabilitation of the Pacific, sci, wheelchair, Wheelchair user. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.