Maureen Gazda remembers reading her first copy of New Mobility from
her hospital bed in the summer of 1997. The 12-year-old competitive
swimmer had just been thrown into the world of quadriplegia after
diving into a friend’s backyard pool, sustaining a C5 incomplete SCI.
Writing became her escape and she went on to earn a bachelor’s
degree in English from The University of Massachusetts Amherst in
2007. She is beyond excited that her relationship with NM has come
full circle, from avid reader to contributing writer.