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Tag: Team Fight to Walk

Fighter aims to knock out paralysis

Published: December 14, 2015

Boyd the Rainmaker MelsonBoyd “the Rainmaker” Melson wants to deliver a knockout blow to paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.

The current World Boxing Council United States Junior Middleweight champion, who donates all his prize winnings to spinal cord research, is many things: the grandson of Holocaust survivors, a West Point graduate who remains a captain in the Army reserves, and the founder of Team Fight to Walk.

On Dec. 7, at Baker’s Farm in East Brunswick, he spoke of his “passion” to an audience of health care professionals belonging to the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

‘Pushups for Paralysis’ Challenge for Those Paralyzed from Spinal Cord Injuries; Join ‘Team Fight...

Published: February 12, 2015

Christan_ZaccagninoLONG ISLAND, NY – For Boyd Melson, professional boxer and Captain in the US Army Reserves, being co-founder of the non-profit organization Team Fight to Walk is a labor of love. The group’s mission is to raise awareness and to make all possible efforts to fund a cure for spinal cord injuries in the United States.

In 2002, while a junior at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Boyd Melson met Christan Zaccagnino. Christan was paralyzed in 1993 at just ten years old when she broke her neck after diving into a backyard pool. It didn’t take long for the two to fall in love.

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