Hey there, I’m Samantha Schroth, a Wisconsin native, sheep-fanatic, and lover of life with all the challenges it brings on a daily basis. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in animal science and was enrolled to begin veterinary school in the fall of 2013. My life was what you could consider “normal” until May 25 of 2013.

On May 25 as I was standing in the front yard of a friends cabin, a dead tree fell on me, striking me across the chest and knocking me to the ground. In that moment, all that I had ever known and planned for myself changed. I sustained a spinal cord injury and can no longer feel or move anything below my mid chest level. To meet me and hear a bit more about my injury story and journey, check out this video!

Life has changed a bit since 2013 and I’ve certainly experienced things I never could have imagined. On that list of “never imagining” would be my newest adventure – enrolling and beginning an MD/PhD program in spring of 2017. Translation: I’m going to medical school!

With God’s help, I’m learning new things each and every day about myself and my new life and this is me sharing those things. I want to educate others about living life with a disability. I want to make others think about the world and people around them.

I want to make a difference.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Xina Marie Uhl says:

    Samantha, what wonderful pictures you have here! And what an extraordinary story you have to tell. Indeed, life is filled with unexpected challenges and adjustments and the best we can do is to grieve our losses as long as necessary and fill the rest of our lives with whatever measure of goodness and gratitude we can. Blessings to you – I look forward to future posts!

  2. Louise Somers says:

    Samantha – At long last I can finally post things to you again! I miss you, I am so impressed by you, I support you, I love you! May your creative, amazing self be rewarded in many ways – I look forward to your blogs. Be well darling woman!

    Love & sunshine,

    Louise Somers

  3. Mike Seybert says:

    I like all of your posts. You write with honesty and truth. I especially like your lesson #5 from your first blog post, “Never sit still.” I was struck by this sentence: “I find it ironic that I now spend my days sitting in a wheelchair and I still rarely stop moving.” It’s the irony of it that moves me.

  4. Judy Williams says:

    Samantha, your strength is inspiring. I worked at GMS, in special education. I remember you we’ll , I also was a lunchroom supervisor. There was always something special about you, nothing that I could put my finger on, but you have that special something. I don’t have to tell you that you have such a wonderful mother, I remember her coming in often to eat lunch with you girls, what a neat lady. My husband worked at HHS, Don Williams, Physical-ed teacher / growly old base base coach. Lol. He mentioned you on occasion in some of our mealtime conversation when we would share our days. He too said, nothing but wonderful things about you and said, you’re a special young lady, there was something about you that made you stand out. You will always be in our prayers Sam, and I don’t have to be concerned on how you will be, because you are going to do amazing things, as you always have. Merry Christmas and a VERY happy New Year, to you and your family.
    Judy Williams

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