Spinal Cord Injury BC is excited to have Randeep Sharma come on as a Peer Support Specialist. Born and raised in India, in the small Punjab town of Bassi Pathana, Randeep as in the midst of his university studies when he suffered a non-traumatic spinal cord injury. Three year later, he resumed his studies and completed a post-graduate diploma in Journalism before visiting the United States and eventually coming to Prince George to pursue Disability Studies.
As a Peer Support Specialist, Randeep is focused on connecting with WorkSafe BC clients in BC’s Lower Mainland, meeting face-to-face with those injured at work and talking to them about accessibility issues, health and any wellness challenges they may be experiencing, regardless of how recent their injury. He’s also the co-host of the monthly Bean There Surrey Peer Coffee Group.
An undeniable extrovert, Randeep will be the first to tell you that he loves his job. “I love to talk to people about the issues they are dealing with,” says Randeep. “It’s very rewarding at the end of the day when you received a phone call from a client saying, okay, I have received a new wheelchair. Or when you receive an email from a family who says that you are doing a wonderful job. That keeps you motivated.”