Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in an October 16, 2010 college football game, fracturing his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae. Since then, he has been at the forefront of raising awareness for spinal cord injury research and is an ambassador for the Wings for Life World Run, a global race set for May 8 that is dedicated to finding a cure.
Recently, Eric allowed the Wings for Life Foundation into his home in New Jersey to see a side of him people may not know – how the artwork on his body symbolizes his strength and philosophy on life. On this day, Eric was in the process of getting a new set of tattoos – Zodiac symbols for his niece and nephew to celebrate their lives.
“There’s a lot of themes and purpose with my tattoos,” Eric explains. “My tattoos paint a picture of my body through the years – my interests, my family, things that matter to me the most.”
Read more about Eric LeGrand and the Wings for Life World Run at http://www.win.gs/1MBlI8Y
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