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Dec. 6, 2021

44. The Quirky Quad: Interview with Ali Ingersoll

44. The Quirky Quad: Interview with Ali Ingersoll

Ali Ingersoll is a day trader, marketing consultant, disability advocate, writer, blogger, editor, and public speaker. She started her advocacy mission after being repeatedly denied medically necessary equipment by insurance companies over...


Ali Ingersoll is a day trader, marketing consultant, disability advocate, writer, blogger, editor, and public speaker. She started her advocacy mission after being repeatedly denied medically necessary equipment by insurance companies over the last 10 years since becoming a C6 quadriplegic and full-time wheelchair user after a shallow water diving accident. With an insanely positive spirit and a heart of gold it would prove to take way more than a life-altering injury to keep Ali Ingersoll from living life to the fullest!

0:35 Sandee encourages everyone to stay in gratitude during the holidays.

3:15 Ali shares that she became a C6 quadriplegic after a shallow water diving accident.

5:00 When Ali was in the ICU her father told her that she broke her body not her mind and that she can do anything she wants to.

5:48 Ali and her family moved to China in order for her to get the best spinal surgeon.

6:38 Ali moves to Raliegh, NC and started dating.

10:07 Ali went to jail when she was in China because she lost her passport.

11:18 Ali needs 24/7 medical care with no government support because she works full time.

11:56 Ali shares how she mentors other quadriplegics to help her stay sain.

12:39 The health care system is so broken that many quadriplegics are told how many times they can go to the bathroom and they have no support system.

15:23 Ali calls herself “responsibly irresponsible.”

16:51 Ali discusses her mission of disability advocacy and how she wants to make it her full time job.

20:06 Ali starts online dating and her “three date policy” with the men she dated.

22:35 Ali gets married!

24:54 Ali shares the quote that she lives by.

Connect with Ali: https://quirkyquad.com/

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