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Spinal Cord Injury Patient Stories

Megan: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

From horseback riding to whitewater rafting, Megan was always up for an adventure. But an unfortunate ATV accident left her with a broken back and neck, and unable to move her legs.

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Sean: Spine Trauma Inpatient Rehab

Erie native Sean, 44, was setting up a tree stand on his land when he fell nearly 12 feet, breaking his neck. After being taken to the closest trauma center — UPMC Hamot — Sean had six-hour surgery. Surgeons implanted a cage inside his neck to stabilize his spine.

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Ben: Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

While repairing a roof for his church, long-time football player Ben suffered a devastating fall that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

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