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Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

‘Rolling pilot’ overcame spinal cord injury

Published: September 11, 2009

Michael Glen took his first hot-air balloon flight when he was 2 weeks old.

Growing up in a ballooning family, he never had any doubts that he would one day become a pilot himself.

His life changed when, at age 21, he suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident that paralyzed him from the waist down.

Brent Adams: Therapy, friends give him hope of walking again

Published: September 11, 2009

When Brent Adams overshot a jump on a dirt bike in December 2007, he ended up with severe injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

“I went way too high and way too far,” Adams said. “It was a bad deal for sure.”

But with help from an Atlanta therapy program and fundraising by Central Florida friends, he has new hope for mobility.