Jessica

Patient Leader

Unit Support and Administrative Assistant Toronto Rehab- University Health Network Join me as I write about what it’s like to live with a disability, the impact of volunteering and the value of advocating for others. Description My name is Jessica Coriat, I am 23 years old and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. At age 18, I joined the LIFEspan program at Toronto Rehab and my quality of life vastly improved. They taught me how to eat, drink, navigate safely with a walker, and with their help I took my first steps. Thankful for their extraordinary work, I now volunteer at Toronto Rehab to give back to the organization that gave me everything. I also wish to help other people like me, living with disability, to maximize their independence. Please join me each month as I write about my experiences. My aim is to shed light on questions or concerns about rehabilitation and living with a disability, as well as discuss the importance of volunteering and advocacy. If you would like me to address a certain topic, please direct message me. You can also follow me on Twitter, @coriatjessica, and follow Toronto Rehab Foundation on Facebook facebook.com/TorontoRehab or Twitter, @TorontoRehab.

Nominations

Rookie of the Year

Finalist

Best Kept Secret

Jessica Coriat is 23 years old and was born with cerebral palsy. After receiving exceptional care at Toronto Rehab Institute, her quality of life vastly improved. She now gives back any way she can. That includes sharing her experiences, best practices and knowledge with others via her Facebook page. Jessica is an advocate, a hero and a true game changer.  — TorontoRehabFdn

Jessica

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