Jamie Gillentine recovery video

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  1. Eric Draven

    Eric Draven New Member

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    Jamie Gillentine dove head first into the ocean unknowingly into a sand bar, shattering his sixth vertabrae. Spinal fragments were lodged in his spinal cord and he lost all feeling and movement from his upper chest down. He had some arm movement, but no hand dexterity.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DivRJm65ADc :bowdown:
     
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    why didn't you put this in the thread with inspiring videos. also, why are these things always set to music that involves jesus. jesus had nothing to do with this.
     
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    cool story hansel, but this is probably what really happened...

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    that's pretty hot at 2:30. i thought the PT was going to give him a BJ
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That's great and all but big whoop, I see shit like this every day in the hospital. The body is a great thing and it can repair itself. I went through the same thing myself although not as extreme. Broke my radius and ulna in a compound fracture and had major twisting/traction of the nerves. Lost a lot of my hand function and about 80% of ROM in my fingers. Big surprise, in 2 months I could start to move my fingers again, in 6 months I had full ROM, and now at about a year I have full strength back.
     
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    he has a very incomplete spinal cord injury. i'd be willing to say very little if any of his spinal cord was severed. prolly sustained some slight bruising, possible tethering. to be that early in the rehab and have that level of functioning, he'll regain a majority of what he lost back.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I wasn't going to watch it but now I am
     
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    internet phd attack time
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Spinal cord injuries are nothing, try living with Tendonitis.
     
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    i'll trade you, i'll even throw in all my power chair with an extra set of group 24 deep cycle batteries. :cool:
     
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    Toss in some Muscle Milk and we have a deal!
     
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    it actually starts at 2:20 when she gets on her knees. i was thinking to myself....something else might get up :mamoru:
     
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    Pretty awesome.

    Good for him... It's always incredible to see what the body can overcome with a strong mind and motivation.
     
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