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Dec 5, 2017

In this episode Jesi Stracham and I talk about her spinal cord injury and the recovery process, her non-profit, the vlog she is currently filming, cannabis for treating pain, the adaptive and non-adaptive sports she competes in, and a bunch more. Jesi is motivating others one adventure at a time while maintaining a candidness and a bunch of humor. For those that don’t know, Jesi was riding on the back of a motorcycle on Jan 18, 2015 when a car pulled out in front of the motorcycle. Jesi clearly remembers much of the accident up to the impact. Jesi had surgery two days later for a little over 7 hours. The doctors are confident they did everything to help Jesi achieve the best recovery possible. Jesi is paralyzed from the waist down.   Jesi is super active. She is at the head of the non-profit Wheel With Me Foundation She is an Adaptive Athlete and a member of the team UXC Polaris Factory Racing GNCC #820 where she races in an off-road, custom built machine with hand controls. Jesi is currently training for the paralympics, she was a finalist for Ms. Wheelchair USA, and she competes in Tough Mudders, most recently, the World’s Toughest Mudder. She once stated, "I stand for showing the paralyzed community that just because you get this injury your life isn’t over." Jesi is known for encouraging and inspiring others to live a full life. It should be noted that at the time of Jesi’s surgery she was the second patient in a clinical trial for Invivo NeuroScaffold which is a small device about the size of a grain of rice and this was placed where her spinal cord is injured. The idea is to “bridge” the gap in the spinal cord letting the spinal fluid flow freely again and regaining control over parts of the body one has lost control.   Check out Jesi Stracham on Instagram Find her non-profit at On facebook at On Youtube at   This podcast is brought to you by Living Adaptive with Scott Davidson. Go to for further information. Instagram: Facebook: