seeking answers when hope isn’t enough…
After my head hit the Lake Superior floor my neck snapped, and everything just turned gray. I remember looking down at my body and it wasn’t even mine anymore…just this limp shape of moonlit flesh.
It was the early morning hours on July 4th, 2012, while out boating with friends, when I dove into shallow water off the shores of Madeline Island and broke my neck, instantly paralyzed from the chest down. I remember that hissing sound as my head hit the sandy bottom. I can’t move. Is this how I’m going to die? Shit.
In that split second everything changed. I sustained a C6 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and a life once filled with movement, dance, and spontaneity suddenly dissolved as I was submerged in daunting new waters- life as a quadriplegic. Through this whirlwind process of rebirth an urge to make a difference surfaced…
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partnership with U2FP:
The Cure Map is excited to have partnered with the nonprofit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a national organization that dedicates itself to advocacy, empowerment and unity toward finding a cure for paralysis.
A special thanks to U2FP for taking us under their generous wing and truly exemplifying the importance of unity.
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