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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Loa Griesbach started her adult life paralyzed

Her insights as a writer help others cope


Last updated 10/26/2020 at 6:38pm

Photo courtesy of Loa Griesbach

Loa Griesbach is shown here in Hawaii where she spent the 18th anniversary of her injury, by traveling with family. Griesbach is quadriplegic and wheelchair bound due to a car accident that occurred while she was finishing her senior year of high school. She is also diabetic, and quarantined due to increased danger from COVID-19. As an ambassador for a Bothell business, Ventec Life Systems, she shares insights on how to handle life's challenges by focusing on life's gains while coping with the losses.

Loa Griesbach has handled her quadriplegic status as a bit of a dare.

"I don't fit the box or follow the rules. If you tell me that my condition means I'm going to be like this or that, I will set about proving you wrong," she said in a blog post about her life, posted on the website.

Loa lives with family, and has a team of caregivers to help her with every aspect of daily living.

The Jackson High school graduate was in her senior year of high school in 2002, on a California road trip with family. The car rolled, injuring Loa's cervical spine and leaving her paralyzed fro...

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