Martha's Story

I am a native of Greenville and a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia. In October 2013, I was struck by a stray bullet while waiting for a cab in the Five Points area of Columbia. I was then just 18 years old. This tragic event left me paralyzed and in a wheelchair 

After attending inpatient rehabilitation in Atlanta for two months, I returned home to Greenville to continue my journey. I attended Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital (RCP) for outpatient rehabilitation for five months. At RCP, I gained skills that enabled me to live independently and greatly increased my quality of life. 

The next fall, I returned to school to continue my education. Without RCP and the wonderful people who work for Greenville Health System, I would not be where I am now.

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