Marissa Koscielski

Class of 2017-2018

University of Notre Dame, 2017

"Marissa Koscielski ’17, ’18 ESTEEM., was in eighth grade when she fractured her pelvis and lower back in a gymnastics accident. Instead of slowly healing, she developed flu symptoms, bruising, numbness and then grueling pain. She endured numerous infections, and then an allergic reaction caused a platelet dysfunction. Her skin began to break down and her hair began to fall out. By May 2012, she was paralyzed on her left side from the waist down and was losing neurologic function on her right side."

In the Fall of 2019, Marissa and her company, Enlighten Mobility, were featured in a "What would you Fight for? video, entitled "Fighting to Help Others Walk Again".