Daily Archives: December 15, 2007
Spinal cord injury sets Napan on track to help others
Bill Iverson “learned a lot about people” during his 10 years in the saddle as a car salesman. But after suffering a permanent spinal cord injury in 1999, Iverson’s familiarity with the human condition — previously a boon to sales — transformed him into a valuable advocate for men and women with disabilities.
The change came after an unidentified driver cut him off on First Avenue, resulting in a forceful impact that threw Iverson from the ‘63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible he was driving. The effects of the accident — a broken neck, shoulder and multiple fractured ribs — landed him in the hospital for nearly six months.
“I almost didn’t survive … and I’m lucky I did,” he said.
This is Michael Monaco on wabctv channel 7 in New York.