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South Florida Miracle: Recovering After A Diving Accident

It was Mother’s day when a 24-year-old man dove into the pleasant waters at John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood, but he wasn’t expecting the water to be shallow that day. He also wasn’t expecting to sustain a severe neck injury, but when he woke up in the hospital, that’s what doctors told him had happened. The injury was so bad that it rendered the diver quadriplegic—unable to move from the neck down. Doctors didn’t think he would ever be able to move again. What Are The Odds Of Recovering From A Diving Accident? A neurosurgeon at Memorial Regional Hospital in Atlanta told 7 News that, “When I first saw the injury and spoke with his family, I told them maybe about a 5 or 10 percent chance of he being able to walk again,” but those odds were good enough for this young man. For four months he…
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