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Believe It and You Can Achieve It with a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Koby Truesdell

Walking again after a spinal cord injury

Hello, my name is Koby Truesdell. On May 4th 2017 I went to the ocean with my roommate in Naples, Florida to go swimming. I ran from the shore and proceeded to dive into the water hitting my head on the bottom sandy floor and broke my neck. My roommate then pulled me out of the water and gave me CPR in order to bring me back to life and save me. Since then I have been to two different Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Hospitals that have taught me a lot about getting to where I need to be to regain my mobility and independence. I have always been a very positive and headstrong individual which really helped me through the trials and tribulations of the rigorous Physical Therapy demands that still continue to plague my life.

Overcoming my spinal cord injury

When the doctor told me that I would probably never walk again I wasn't able to envision myself being in a wheelchair and not being able to walk again. That life has never existed in my head, and with hard work and determination I have gotten to a point where I am now walking without any assistive devices throughout my house on a daily basis. If there's one thing that I can say to everyone, it's to stay strong, work hard, and do the best that you can because no matter what happens everything is going to be okay.

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