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Program helps paralyzed patients surf

Published: August 1, 2014

program-helps-paralyzed-Jackie-Colby-surfLIDO BEACH, N.Y. – Jackie Colby is thrilled to be back on a surfboard.

“It was absolutely amazing; it was the best natural high I’ve ever had in my life,” she said.

The 29-year-old former athlete and surfer was paralyzed last year after falling off the roof of her home.

She’s taking part in a program that brings activities and sports back into the lives of people with spinal cord injuries. Participants surf, kayak, cycle and dance.