Monday, May 19, 2008

Do you know...

Garrett Tanner from Mesa, AZ?? He graduated from Mtn View High School in 2006. My Dad just told me about his story. WOW!

Pretty much, he's 20 years old and a gymnast. Also teaches gymnastics at Desert Devils Gymnastics in Mesa. Well, he taught until last year. November 2007, he was practicing with some other coaches...doing front flips off the trampoline & landing on the mats. Anyway, about the 11th time he did it, he landed on his forehead and his body was limp. Long story short, he damaged his C5 vertebrae and is paralyzed from the neck down. Well, he has a little movement in his arms, but not really in his hands or fingers. He just started some intense therapy at a place called ProjectWalk in CA and is hoping to eventually WALK again!!

You can find out more about him on his blog - GoGarrett.


Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, I could access the ProjectWalk website but not Garrett's. Let me know, have a good night Andrea!

Denise said...

What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing!