Life after Spinal Cord Injuries

Some Notable Individuals Who Persevered After a Spinal Cord Injury

Christopher Reeve is one of the most recognizable faces and names associated with spinal cord injury. His life and legacy are a testament to how much someone can overcome and accomplish, when in spite of their handicap, they put their mind to it. There are countless other stories of the triumph and success of people living with spinal cord injury. Reeve and many others have discovered that life can yield great satisfaction in business, competitive sports and other arenas even after a spinal cord injury.

Scott Chesney – became paralyzed from a sudden spinal stroke at the age of 15. A true student of life, he was not deterred by his injury and paralysis. Through his study of teachers of human behavior, Scott developed his own message for navigating life. Scott shares his philosophies as a personal empowerment coach for adults, teens and families. His success has earned him international recognition as a workshop and keynote presenter including speaking to an audience at the United Nations.

Teddy Pendergrass – singer, songwriter, and composer was severely injured in an auto accident in 1982. Before his accident, Teddy had a successful career as a lead singer and solo artist. After completing physical therapy he returned to the studio and recorded the album Love Language. On July 13, 1985 Teddy returned to public performing then continued his career through the 1980s and 1990s. Sadly, Pendergrass succumbed to cancer on January 13, 2010. Both his music and the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (a foundation that helps those with spinal cord injury), are a legacy and testament to what someone can accomplish in spite of spinal cord injury.

Teddy Pendergrass, Scott Chesney, Christopher Reeve and countless others like them provide a point of reference and encouragement. Realizing your potential and dreams after a spinal cord injury begins with ensuring you receive the care and consideration you need and deserve. That’s one reason you need a spinal cord injury lawyer familiar with the laws of Indiana. If you live in the Fort Wayne area contact one at Truitt Law Offices.

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About the Author

As an attorney who has practiced law in Northeast Indiana for nearly four decades, Richard Truitt has seen many changes in the way personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled. However, at least one aspect of his work has remained the same. “You always have to listen to your clients, and you have…