Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak about one of the inspirations in my life, and in fact in the lives of all those she touches.
Trina Preusglias was 16 years old when she and her family were involved in a devastating car accident that forever altered the direction of their lives.
Trina suffered from what the doctors described as an injury to her spinal cord at the cervical levels of the fourth, fifth and six vertebrae. Trina never accepted the doctor's analysis that she would not walk again. From that day on she worked tirelessly day in and day out for 10 years toward her goal of walking.
Trina's dedication is an inspiration. Recently she has discovered Project Walk, an organization dedicated to help Trina push as hard as possible to recover as much as possible, however long it takes.
Last weekend I was privileged to attend a community function where I was amazed to see the courage this young lady demonstrated as she stood up and took steps with very little assistance.
I have no doubt that Trina will walk again.
Trina is an inspiration and a source of strength to her family, her friends and her community, and I thank her.