When we announced our official launch a couple of weeks ago, we wrote about keeping you posted on the new developments that involve our organization.
It is with pleasure to announce that Carl McGrew has joined us as a contributor. In 2012, Carl was 55 when an operation to remove a blood clot on his spinal cord left him with a T8 complete SCI. Carl received his bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1979 and joined Santa Clara County Pretrial Services in 1981 while obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University. He was a supervisor at Pretrial Services from 1999 until his retirement last year.
Carl lives in the same house with his wife, dog and cat in San Jose and does nearly everything he did prior to his injury, just a little differently. Carl went through his rehab at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and he joined their SCI Peer Support program in 2014. "I love to come back to the meetings not only to share my own experience in solving problems with the patients but I continue to learn from both the peers and the patients in finding answers to the challenges I face in my continued recovery".
We'll be counting on Carl to represent NorCal SCI as its ambassador as we reach out to all the various communities throughout Northern California.