Crystal was injured in a rollover car accident 16 years ago, on March 6, 2002. As a 16-year-old, at the time of her accident, she was an up-and-coming model and a lively cheerleader. Her engaging personality still radiates today, as she is a focal point of positivity both inside and outside @the_perfectstep building.
Crystal became involved with our program at the end of 2017 by the recommendation of a dear friend (and our scholarship fundraiser special guest!), @arlenv1. Now, she is conquering and completing new goals each and every day and most recently was able to propel herself in her wheelchair for the first time since her accident. She also has been working hard on our new G-EO System!
We are SO PROUD of how far Crystal has come! Thanks to the support of all of our donors, we can continue to help our clients strive for success in their day to day recovery!
Just posted a very special blog feature on the lovely Adyn's Dream. Check it out by clicking the link in our bio & going to our blog 💗
“Today I became aware of a very special & beautiful soul, named Adyn. Adyn is 14 years old & was born with a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). I received this picture of Adyn rocking our Love Your Genes beanie from her father, Brian, who said, “Adyn’s 2nd outing since her spinal fusion surgery... such a sweet hat & it matches her Hamilton hoodie 😉 It’s actually the best smile I’ve gotten from her once I told her who I was sending it to.” #loveyourgenes#lygmovement
HELLO! We’ve made a lot of new friends recently, so today just feels like a good time to go deeper! 👋
Our posts are our shared passions: •Home Design, especially Universal Design / Equitable •Design •Everything Love / Relationship
•The experience of having Ri’s assistants in our home
Wellness •Play and Community 🙋🏻♀️Andrea: Up until this last October (when I closed my biz) I was all things acupuncture. I grew up with quite a few health issues and always 👁 , felt, even 👂(whoo whoo) how they were all interconnected. When I found Chinese med… I’m telling you - mind blown 💥 and life changed. And I bring this all up because this is my paradigm / world view. I, (like Chinese med) find connections between seemingly unrelated stuff. I get to the root. I connect, communicate, innovate, and can be an agent of change. I also like to have fun, cook, sing, and write. I speak and read Chinese and love branding and running a small home biz. Ri says that not only do I rock, but I AM THE ROCK. I’ll take that role 💯! 🙎🏻♂️Ri: Ri is my sexy 👖 badass boyfriend. He is an enterprise thinker if I ever did meet one and if I may say so myself, a born leader. He cares deeply for his community and as witness to his process of personal transformation, I would say that the momentum of his community drives so much of his growth. Ri is exceptional with his words - both written and spoken, and he is a natural motivator. I can see that a large part of himself always wants to lead the charge, and if it were me in his 👟 I would struggle with that juxtaposition - paralysis / forced nature of stillness vs. desire for forward momentum / speed. Ri handles this (mostly) like he has already been around this 🌎 a few times over. He is wise, calm, humble, and doesn’t like being defined😉. I have watched him grow in his work life from not wanting to be seen as different / less capable (because...chair, disability, etc.) to seeing that this is perhaps his greatest asset and deepest work.
Ri grew up in places I dreamt of as a child and it wasn’t until I 💃🏻 into his house 5 years ago that we found our way back to each other. Now, we are a double trouble force out to #getshitdone
LYG momma Jackie had to grab one of our beautiful new gold script tee’s. Taking this photo..
Alex: ohh let me take a picture of you in your new tee! Wait why the toilet paper?!
Momma (Jackie): I thought it would be a good prop 😂
Happy Friday everyone! Check out our website to grab one of these beautiful tee’s that we only have a limited supply of 💛 (link in bio) #loveyourgenes#lygmovement
TPS and TCC would like to recognize Crystal Ennis as our client spotlight of the week. Crystal started in the TPS program at the end of 2017 and has already seen tremendous strides in her recovery. Crystal was injured in a rollover car accident 16 years ago, on March 6, 2002. As a 16-year-old, at the time of her accident, Crystal was an up-and-coming model and a lively cheerleader. Her lively nature, still radiates today as she is a focal point of positivity both inside and outside the TPS building. Crystal became aware of the TPS program, through one of her dear friends and Dancing With The Stars contestant, Victoria Arlen. Victoria and her family, suggested that Crystal get involved with TPS and Crystal has not looked back since. While Crystal still has her every day battles, she is conquering and completing new goals each and every day. Most recently Crystal has been able to propel herself in her wheelchair for the first time since her accident and has been able to maintain upper body stability while riding rides at Disneyland. It’s fair to say that the little things matter in recovery… Life for Crystal simply does not stop, as she is making a name for herself in the graphic web design industry as well as a prominent up-and-coming blogger. TPS and TCC would simply like to tip their caps to Crystal, as she is a testament to overcoming adversity and staying the course. Her future is bright much like the future of TPS simply because she will be a supportive client through the process. #TPS#TCC#BP#yearofpurpose#wheelchairlife#wheelchair#wheelie#iamadaptive#spinalcordinjury#proudtobeme#cerebralpalsy#inspiration#impossibleisnothing#wheelchairlove#rolling#thebarriersweface#disabilitylife
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