When I first wrote this story for JHR I was in my final year of my doctoral program for physical therapy and as of June 2020 I am now a proud graduate from Stony Brook University’s Physical Therapy Program. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood / Childhood Education from SUNY Geneseo in 2017. It has always been my passion to work with children and strive to provide those with disabilities a place in which to be themselves; I plan to pursue this passion as I embark on the next part of my journey as a physical therapist. The humanities, including art and music have always been a way to discover new perspectives of myself, others, and the world around me. This experience has embodied what I believe the humanities to be- stepping back to look and listen to another perspective in order to understand- bringing clarity to what humanity truly is and how we use it to relate to each other.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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