Todd H



Injury Level: C6
Injury Date: 3/8/2009


I was injured on March 8, 2009 while riding my bicycle.  I was traveling down a sidewalk when it suddenly ended; turning into a dirt path.   I hit something that caused me to flip over the handle bars, resulting in a severe bruise of my spinal cord at the C6 Vertebrae, leaving me paralyzed from the chest down.

I spent nine days at Fairfax Hospital (I am from Northern Virginia), and then was flown to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA.  There I spent nine weeks in rehabilitation.   The Shepherd Center is one of the best rehabilitation facilities in the United States and I learned a tremendous amount about spinal cord injuries.   They offer a very intense daily routine of PT, OT, classes on living with SCI, recreation classes and public outings.   After my rehab at Shepherd I spent six weeks in Augusta, GA. at the Veterans Hospital.

I learned of Race To Walk through an internet search.  Their facility offers cutting edge technology and great equipment, in a very clean and inviting setting.  Their staff is very professional and has a vast knowledge of spinal cord injuries and different exercise programs.

After my accident I had no feeling below my injury level, however over the past few months I have regained feeling in my right leg and a little in my left leg.  A spinal cord injury is a sudden change in life.  I had to spend four months in hospitals, (fortunately I had six months of sick leave).  My family members had to put all my belongings into storage, as I have since moved to the Lake Norman area and am living with my brother and sister-in-law.  I am participating in physical therapy and the program at Race To Walk in an effort to gain enough independence to live on my own again.


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"My husband is C2 Spinal Cord Injury with Central Cord Syndrome...his spirits, his strength, his hope have all been renewed. He is so much stronger and determined. We thank God for sending us here, for filling this place with wonderful, gifted trainer [...]"
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