Hey there, I’m Samantha Schroth a 26 year-old 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