First in an occasional series of glimpses into the lives of the citizens of North Central Florida.
Photos by Wesley Rodriguez
Although she’s been confined to a wheelchair the past six years following a car accident, Meaghan Gallagher considers herself lucky. Now 28, she celebrates the day of her accident as a day worth living for, “almost like a second birthday,” she says. She has hosted “Spinal Cord Injury Celebration” every year since her neck and left femur were broken in the accident. She has movement in her arms and some tension in her hands, but none below the waist. Meaghan is pursuing an associate of arts degree at Santa Fe College in Gainesville and also performs in comedy club shows.
At the Orange and Brew on the UF campus, Meaghan practices her stand-up comedy routine before a performance.
Accompanied by a friend, Meaghan Gallagher changes classes at Santa Fe College.