Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: skateboarding

Looking beyond the wheels

Published: October 14, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

As Robert Thompkins climbed to the top of Green Valley Falls in September 2005, he had no idea that in a few short moments he would never walk again.

He made the decision to jump off a cliff into the water below, never knowing how incredibly shallow it was. As he hit the rocks beneath the surface, he severed his spinal cord from the T12 to the L3 vertebrae. He was 25.

Such an accident can either destroy a person’s ability to see the beauty in life or reinforce it. The now 33-year-old Thompkins chose the latter.

Young man introduces extreme sport to skate park

Published: July 10, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:


Spinal cord injury isn’t stopping one skater

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