New Podcast Discusses Life After Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Ben Trockman speaks with Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to discuss his experience.
September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month! In 2006, Ben Trockman sustained a spinal cord injury in a dirt bike accident. Today, he is the diversity and inclusion outreach specialist at Old National Bank, where he focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities for the workforce and the community the bank serves. He is also a member of his local city council. Ben joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to discuss his experience with rehabilitation and his work with disability inclusion.
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The thing that was instilled in me at Shepherd Center was taking those little steps one day at a time,” Ben says. “You may not see those results right away, but it is worth it.”
Tune into this episode to hear more about Ben’s journey with rehabilitation and his work with diversity inclusion in the workplace—including the Achieve Ability program, which pairs executive leaders at Old National Bank with individuals with disabilities for a year-long mentorship.
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 neuromuscular 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 743 inpatients, 277 day program patients and more than 7,161 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.