Alumni in Action: Jessica Mayse, CTRS
Transferring to EKU in 2004 was a big decision. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I thought the Therapeutic Recreation degree sounded pretty interesting, so I made the move from Lexington to Richmond and began my 3 year journey at EKU.
Seven years later, I am fully confident I made the right decision. After completing my 14 week internship at Frazier Rehab Institute, a physical rehabilitation hospital, I graduated from EKU in May 2007. I took the summer off, and then started back at Frazier as a full time team member in September 2007. Since that time, I have been given countless opportunities and experiences that have allowed me to grow personally and professionally. I have been involved with local, regional, and national level adapted sports events. I have sat on planning committees, coordinated volunteers, and done the grunt work for local fundraisers, walk/run events, and events just-for-fun. Along with community work, my main focus is working with the inpatient population for Frazier Rehab. I work with any and all diagnoses, including but not limited to brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputee, cerebral palsy, etc. This experience has been the hardest, yet most rewarding work I have ever done. It’s heartbreaking to see what can happen to our fragile bodies. At the same time, it’s absolutely amazing to see the progress and miracles that can happen everyday with a little hard work and perseverance. I can truly say, I love my job. I thank those at EKU for providing me with the knowledge and tools to become a successful professional.
Jessica Mayse, CTRS
Frazier Rehab Institute
Published on December 01, 2011