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Understanding Disability: Spinal cord injury doesn’t stop Santa Fe man from seeking adventures

Published: October 11, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Gene Rodgers paragliding in Rio de JaneiroThe World Health Organization estimates every year between 250,000 and 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury from an accident.

Studies report that men account for 61 percent of all traumatic spinal cord injuries and women 39 percent.

At 17 years old, Gene Rodgers had plans to homestead in Alaska until he fell from a cliff, breaking his neck and causing instant paralysis from the shoulders down.