Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand stands up in therapy

This is one of those great stories that gives you pause, via ESPN – Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand stands up in therapy:

The 20-year-old LeGrand suffered a fracture to his C3 and C4 vertebrae while making a tackle on a kickoff return against Army on Oct. 16 at New Meadowlands Stadium. At that time, doctors thought LeGrand would never come off a ventilator and would not walk again. Five weeks later, he proved them wrong by coming off the ventilator.

LeGrand, who has said he believes he’ll walk again, continues to defy the odds. Last week, he tweeted: “moving the arms little by little.”

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  • http://www.joebertino.com/ joebertino

    I remember watching the game against Army live. It was terrifying to see him go down. The progress Eric’s made is truly remarkable. I’m pulling for him and his family.