Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Story of Hope: Pat Rummerfield
Pat Rummerfield's story is one of the more well known. I actually got a chance to meet him in my time at Kennedy Krieger.
He was injured in an alcohol related car accident in 1974. With 4 crushed cervical vertebrae, he was given very little encouragement (on the contrary, he was more told to get comfortable and pass away). He is one of the only quadriplegics who is now has complete function. An amazing person to meet, he was very interested in my story and where I had come from. He took a lot of time relating to the physical therapy I was going through.
I'm not saying that I will be walking like he does, but it is simply amazing to remember what amazing things you can accomplish with sheer force of will.