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My family and I caught this on CBS News, New York last night, a nice feel-good kind of story about Eric LeGrand using his injury as a way to inspire others like him. LeGrand reached out to 18-year-old Janekia Wright, who is now living with paralysis from a car accident that occurred just four-months-ago.
It's no surprise that LeGrand's spirit touched Janekia and her family to reach for the sky.
When LeGrand heard about Janekia’s accident, he wanted to help by visiting her at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital. He told her not to let the chair confine her and that before his injury, his life was all school and football.
“The stuff I’ve been able to do now is more than I even did before I was even injured,” LeGrand said. “Been able to go to baseball games, football games, soccer, basketball. I want to go on spring break, I want to go down to Miami.”
Wright’s parents say meeting the LeGrand family helps them know they’re not alone.
“It just feels like my heart is just healing, it really is, just healing. It could’ve been worse,” said the Janekia’s father, Malcolm.
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Read about Eric and his mom's visit to the Reeve Foundation's offices in August 2011.
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