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Tag: Central Cord Syndrome

Battling back from the unthinkable

Published: April 18, 2013

Andrew FuhrmannSkiers call them “bluebird days.” They’re the magical days following an overnight snowfall, full of fresh powder, bright sun and friends who are drawn to the slopes by the same irresistible lure of nature.

On February 22, Andrew Fuhrmann was having his own bluebird day at Jay Peak in Vermont, reveling in two feet of new snow until a seemingly minor ski accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

The 23 year old Holden resident and expert skier happened to hit a small bump on the trail the wrong way and took a spill.

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