“Obviously, I would like to walk again, that would be great. I don’t know how far down the road that would be, if it would happen, but if not, I wouldn’t let it hold me down.”
These are the words of a California high school junior who broke his neck when he hit a sandbar. The boy’s spinal cord injury is serious, but he will not let a diagnosis dictate his fate.
This story is an excerpt from a post that was originally added to our blog on January 15, 2013. Since that time, there have been significant positive developments in this young man’s life, which are discussed more below. As a firm that is dedicated to providing hope to those who have suffered severe neck and spinal cord injuries, we are inspired by the dedication and optimism of the young man in this story.
Update: The young man mentioned in the introduction to this post has come a long way since breaking his neck. His recovery has gone so well that he has become the nation’s first parapalegic water polo player. His unwavering spirit and dedication led to him receiving the 2014 National High School Spirit of Sport Award and to him raising his GPA above a 4.0, all while overcoming the adversity that followed breaking his neck.