Meet SPINALpedia’s SCI Superstar this week Stephany Glassing! A licensed pilot thanks to Able Flight and a single mother from Marietta, Georgia, this paraplegic and adapted water ski champ recently discovered rowing helps with chronic pain. So cool! She is also a huge supporter of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled:, as she is a recipient of a Capuchin monkey herself, and fought off depression 24 years post thanks to “Tracy.” Great story!…
A former sit-n-ski water skier with several adapted water ski titles under her belt, Stephany Glassing is one of the few licensed female paraplegic pilots in the country. And that’s not all. She’s also a mother, an artist, former Ms. Wheelchair Georgia 2003 and a lover of monkeys. Yes you heard us right – monkeys.
The recipient of a Capuchin monkey (she requested one to help with depression), she’s become a huge disability service monkey advocate since receiving Tracy, speaking on behalf of the organization that gave her her monkey whenever she can.
To learn more about Stephany, an amazing woman and dedicated single mother who refuses to let her chronic pain win, read on.