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Local Life: Meaghan Gallagher

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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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Wilgus-Salbego/1596416480 Barbara Wilgus Salbego

    Meaghan Gallagher is one great person! I’m proud to know her!