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My Spinal Cord Injury

Dreams Turned Into a Spinal Cord Injury Nightmare

My name is Tyler Wesley. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I was involved in a roll over car accident at the end of my sophomore year of high school that resulted in a spinal cord injury. I broke my C-4 vertebrae in my neck and became paralyzed from the shoulders down. My life would forever change in just a matter of seconds and my dreams would turn more into a nightmare than a virtual reality of becoming that professional soccer player I'd always dreamed of as a kid.

Defying the Odds of a Spinal Cord Injury

The doctors said I would never walk or talk again, but I ignored them because I knew that I would one day.

It's been four years since the accident and I've been working hard every single day to become stronger mentally and physically. Now I'm able to walk with a walker and I'm working on strengthening my arms. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and I have to keep pushing because I know I'll be someone one day as I grow up.