Posted by Adam Jacobi
As is well-known, former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army over a year ago. And in case you missed it Saturday, LeGrand discusses his rehabilitation and progress in overcoming the paralyzing injury.
We're hoping like crazy that LeGrand is right and that he gets to fulfill every one of his plans for when he recovers fully (although climbing Mount Everest doesn't even seem like a pleasant, enjoyable thing to do).
In the meantime, though, what's striking is the amount of support LeGrand has from family, friends, and professionals. There isn't a moment in this video when LeGrand doesn't have people helping him out through the course of the day. That's a good thing! Everyone in LeGrand's position ought to have access to the rehab and basic day-to-day help that he enjoys, because it's critical to his quality of life and his prospects for recovery. Not everybody in America gets that support after such a traumatic injury. I don't doubt that LeGrand understands and appreciates that fact, of course, but it's still an inequality that this country really has no business having.