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Safe Swimming: Lives Change Forever With One Bad Dive

Published: May 13, 2013

Sandra Jones helps her son Chase out of his wheelchairAn unfamiliar, unlit pool and a split-second decision to dive.

That tragic combination changed Chase Jones’ life forever.

The 28-year-old University of Georgia graduate broke three vertebrae in his neck, leaving him largely paralyzed from the shoulders down.

“This is something I’m still coming to terms with in some way every day,” said Jones, who worked as a governmental affairs officer for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center before his accident last August.

“Once upon a time, I could wake up and be ready to go to work in 30 minutes,” said Jones, who moved back into his parents’ ranch-style home in Carrollton, Ga. “Now it easily takes an hour and a half.”