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Jennifer Starzec

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Jennifer (Jen) Starzec writes about her experiences living with a physical disability after being suddenly paralyzed by Transverse Myelitis at age 13. She is the co-author of three memoirs with Sarah Todd Hammer about their disability experiences: 5k, Ballet, and a Spinal Cord Injury (2013); Determination (2016); and Up and Down (2018).
Jen is from the Chicago suburbs and is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois, where she is studying speech-language pathology.

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Jennifer Starzec When an idea pops into your head, write it down ASAP, even if it's just a sentence or two in the notes on your phone. Inspiration often comes from the…moreWhen an idea pops into your head, write it down ASAP, even if it's just a sentence or two in the notes on your phone. Inspiration often comes from the most unlikely of places and most inopportune of times, but you should try to take it when it comes, because it's hard to force yourself to be inspired. I've written many blog posts, poems, and opening chapters at 4 in the morning, which isn't the most convenient time to write, but they often end up being some of my best work.
Also, just write. Write whatever comes to mind. Write what you enjoy. If you live your life believing that you can't write, or you're terrible at it, you'll never get anywhere. No one is born with eloquent words coming from their pen; everyone has to start somewhere, and you'll never improve yourself if you don't practice.(less)
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“I often wished that more people understood the invisible side of things. Even the people who seemed to understand, didn't really.”
Jennifer Starzec, Determination

“People who don't see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days--good days--you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days,' [my mom] said quietly.”
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“Nothing worked. This blazing pain seemed only to be getting worse.”
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“Everyone has adventures in their lives. Some good ones, some bad ones.”
Sarah Todd Hammer

“I was eight years old and scared, and had no idea what was going on”
Sarah Todd Hammer

“I was scared...and did not know what was coming for me next.”
Sarah Todd Hammer

“Nothing worked. This blazing pain seemed only to be getting worse.”
Jennifer Starzec

“What if...the doctors couldn't find anything wrong? What if I was over-exaggerating the pain, weakness, and weird sensations?”
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