Lindsey Freysinger is a German/Austrian blonde haired, blued eyed beauty who became a pediatric nurse at the ambitiously young age of 21. She was doing her residency in Texas to pursue a Masters degree in Anesthesia, when she was injured in a car accident that led her to become a C-5 Incomplete Quadriplegic. This tragic event occurred in 2013, just three months prior to her completing her Masters degree.
After her injury, she planned on returning to nursing, but found that there was not adequate accommodations for someone with a severe disability in the nursing field. So, she decided to change course and get a Masters degree in Nurse Leadership instead. She is now pursuing her doctorate in Nurse Leadership, with a focus on educating healthcare providers on caring for people with disabilities.
“I was horrified at what, as a nurse, I didn’t know about healthcare for people with disabilities”
Lindsey aspires to help people with disabilities, like our PUSHLiving audience, on living a life of wellness through what she calls “the social determinates of health”. This includes not only the body, but also the spirit. She hopes to help others live a life of wholeness through sharing the importance of social well-being, having a life purpose, connecting to your community, obtaining an education, and earning an income (if desired).
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What we cover in this intimate and health-focused podcast:
- Lindsey shares the story of her accident, and her experience with dating during recovery.
- Lindsey discusses dating with her disability, and if it’s had an affect on her ability to be intimate.
- The exciting love story behind how Lindsey met and fell in love with her husband, Mike.
- How Lindsey made the decision to do a boudoir photoshoot with her husband, and her goal behind having her personal, intimate photos displayed for the world to see.
- Lindsey’s thoughts and plans on having children, and how she earns an income.
- The advocacy work in healthcare that Lindsey is doing, and what she hopes to achieve through it.
- Both Deborah and Lindsey share some of the injury-related health issues they’ve overcome, and how they found ways to prevent them.
- With her nursing expertise, Lindsey shares her top health tips for people with disabilities.
If you have a health/wellness-related question for Lindsey, please email us at [email protected] with subject line: “Ask Lindsey” and we will provide Lindsey’s answers in an upcoming PUSHLiving post.
If you’re interested in helping Lindsey with her healthcare advocacy work, please contact her directly at [email protected] to be considered for her survey research.