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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.

Learn more about the spinal cord injury rehabilitation program at Shepherd Center.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.