Daily Archives: January 1, 2016
Kenneth Jennings doesn’t see why he shouldn’t celebrate the day he took his final steps and moved his arms for the last time.
He even has a term for it.
“I just celebrated my 27th re-birthday,” Jennings said.
On Oct. 8, 1988, Jennings, then a junior at Simeon High School, suffered a broken neck on the opening kickoff of a game against Corliss. The collision left him a quadriplegic. He faced a future unable to move anything from the neck down. And it wasn’t supposed to be a long future. At the time, doctors gave him only 10 years to live.
Jennings, though, never views that day as the worst in his life. Quite the contrary.