I am a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down with limited movement in my hands. Being wheelchair bound, I am completely dependent on others for aid. In spite of my difficult and extreme circumstances, I do set the highest standards for myself. I have earned my bachelors degree in African Studies and two Master degrees in Social Work & Criminal Justice. Achieving these goals has been motivated by my strong aspiration in improving the quality of my life by setting higher standards with the ultimate goal of earning more, thus trying to become less dependent on others to put bread on my table.