On June 30, 2018, Stefanie’s life changed. She was on vacation in the Bahamas when she was injured in a horrific boat accident. Stefanie’s injuries included broken bones, internal bleeding, spinal cord damage, and a brain injury. Most devastatingly, she lost both of her legs and became a bilateral amputee.

In February 2019, Stefanie began her journey to “Find New Roads” when she partnered with The North Country Chevy Dealers, a group of 15 Chevrolet Dealerships throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. The North Country Chevy Dealers offered Stefanie an opportunity to explore life on the road, something she thought she could never do again. They surprised her with a brand new Chevy Equinox, fully adaptive with hand controls. Then again in 2022 with an extension of their partnership. 

TRAINOR partnered with Stefanie and The North Country Chevy Dealers to help craft and share this tremendous story of perseverance. Creating impact and motivation amongst the community.