Photos by Stephanie Allen Productions
Before I broke my neck, I had visited the Cayman Islands and vowed that someday I’d return to see the remaining islands of the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands and the West Indies. After I broke my neck I put my dream trip off for years, not wanting to struggle with likely wheelchair inaccessibility. Finally last year, after several friends were diagnosed with life-altering diseases, I decided it was now or never. I figuratively jumped into the blue waters with both feet.
I braced myself for disappointment but did my research to better my chances of success. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the expression goes.