My character is an 18-year-old tourist from Germany who visits America. While there, she experiences a diving accident and goes to the hospital. The result is a form of quadriplegia from a spinal cord injury. The injury level may be between C5-C7 but I’m not sure which level is more likely. At the same time, I want a level of injury that is significant, but still allows for some independence. This is because she has no money or close contact with her family in Germany. So she might not even have the resources for treatment. In this case, what happens if my character has no choice but to overstay her visa and receive medical care she can’t afford? Additionally, I want her to be able to navigate the world around her in a wheelchair, but still be able to live by herself. The theme I want to drill in with her character is isolation (no family, new country, language barrier, her illness) and independence. So what level of injury and care does she need to execute this theme?