VALENCIA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Shield HealthCare, a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home since 1957, welcomes the addition of Aaron Baker to their team of lifestyle specialists. Aaron has embraced the role of Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist advocating for Shield's customers and referral partners. Shield HealthCare understands the overwhelming need for support and education for the newly diagnosed and for those adjusting to life after a major injury, and is honored to welcome Aaron.
Aaron's story began as a 19-year-old motocross prodigy whose life changed dramatically after a practice run accident that broke cervical vertebras 4-5-6 in his neck. He was diagnosed as a complete quadriplegic with a one in a million chance of regaining function, according to his neurosurgeon. What happened next in Aaron's life continues to astonish and inspire. Through a relentless desire to achieve mobility and exceed expectations, Aaron's rehabilitation process resulted in amazing accomplishments. Today, Aaron Baker is proud and grateful not only to have survived his injury, but also to have regained function and fulfilled many accomplishments including pedaling a bicycle across the country twice, racing in the U.S.A. Paralympic Cycling Team and most recently, walking independently across Death Valley to film the upcoming documentary, Coming to My Senses. Aaron's desire to assist others as a spinal cord injury ambassador led him to create the Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E.) in Northridge, CA, a state-of-the-art fitness facility built to fill the health and wellness gap that exists between physical therapy and independent fitness. In his role at Shield HealthCare, Aaron is providing personal insight into life with a spinal cord injury, as well as valuable tips and perspectives about the recovery process, mental focus and daily mobility. As a Spinal Cord Injury Specialist, Aaron hosts Shield HealthCare's online Spinal Cord Injury Community, featuring how-to videos, helpful advice for the injured and answers to commonly asked questions. Aaron is excited to be a part of Shield HealthCare's team. "By bringing everyone along for the ride, I intended to educate, inspire and motivate with tools for recovery, health and management of a spinal cord injury. I hope you will join me on this adventure. The possibilities are endless," says Aaron.