Mental Wellness, Podcast

Nancy Smith, The Reality of Paraylasis

Today, I want you to meet NAncy Smith. Nancy was on a trip with her daughters Girl Scout troop.. when a head-on car accident paralyzed her from the neck down.

Nancy is the author of Only the Rats are Walking. She has taken part in research of the brain at CalTech and UCLA. She’s also, with the help of her husband, created art pieces for CalTech and a gallery at Montclair Mall.

Before becoming paralyzed, Nancy taught high school. She had received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

This conversation is a very raw and honest conversation about what it’s like to realize you no longer have control over your body. Nancy talks about the crash, rehab, and what she’s learned about life through this experience. And sometimes, it’s very difficult to find joy – we talk about how she has been able to find glimmers of happiness.

You can listen to this episode by clicking on play at the top of this page. You can also hear more on your favorite place to listen to podcasts including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and the Mail Tribune.

Nancy with her family before the accident

Show Notes:

Only the Rats are Walking

Nancy Smith’s Website

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