I would like people to know it's all right to fall. However it's not all right to stay down. I was paralyzed a month before my 19th birthday while attending the Art Institute of Dallas. Art has always been my life; when I found out about what was wrong, I thought, 'What am I going to do now (without art)?' I was introduced to an Integra Mouse and with my mouth I am able to create art again. I stood back up by going back to school and received an associate's degree in graphic design. I am 22 now, and I am able to continue to live normally despite my paralysis.