Monday, March 21, 2011

Special Guest Speaker comes to DRA

Students and staff at DRA recently had the privilege of hearing from a guest speaker named Matt Blanchard.  Matt entered the door in a wheelchair and told his story of how he came to be a paraplegic.  Matt explained how his stubborn nature landed him in his current situation because he refused to wear his seatbelt.  He also brought with him an inspiring documentary of his journey through rehab after the excruciating wreck and subsequent surgery.  The dvd chronologically documented the months and the effort it took to regain strength in his legs.  At the end of his presentation, Matt took everyone by surprise when he got out of his wheelchair and stood up only using arm crutches, even though his doctors said this would not be possible.  It was amazing!





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