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Navigating a Relationship After Injury

David and Brittany Carter join a new episode of Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center

David and Brittany Carter met while volunteering at Shepherd Center’s Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW) in 2014, four years after David sustained a T-7 injury in a motorcycle crash in August 2010. He had been looking for someone who could see past his wheelchair for who he really was, and he found that in Brittany. After hitting it off and beginning a relationship, the two continued to volunteer at ASW yearly; the third year of volunteering together, David proposed on the dock where they met.

On a new episode of Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center, David and Brittany join us to discuss navigating a relationship after injury.

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“Coming from a catastrophic injury that makes you reevaluate everything in your life, it can be quite daunting and scary, having a supportive team behind you is going to be one of the biggest benefits to overcoming those obstacles,” David said. “Thankfully I was able to grow my team in meeting Brittany.” 

Tune in to hear David and Brittany discuss challenges and support systems as they share about their love story.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.