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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by NJMX835, Jan 15, 2008.
What a badass
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sick, she might be the only person able to do this kinda stuff
one of the most inspiring things i've ever seen.
shes on a mission, 2 months she will be on the bike.
wow, that is amazing. just about 5 and a half months after the crash.
hell yeah! that's very rad!
That is one determined lady right there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's crrrraaaazy... in a good way!!
The last clip showed her only being able to move her legs in the pool!
She's doing great!
The old saying "you put your mind to it you can do anything" This girl I believe never once thought she was never going to walk again.
Inspirational - I cant imagine the motivation and commitment, its truly amazing.
(But I knew she'd do it!)
Go Tara go! So amazing! She is so determined!
I can't watch the video at work (blocked) but I am so happy for her.
I have no doubt that we will see her riding again, and probably much sooner than you would imagine.
wow thats actually amazing... and defiently insperational! she is so determined to do this and has put so much effort into doing so. great work!
now wtf does that mean?
that's so awesome...but i don't really get this....like christopher reeve was able to "run" with a bunch of equipment on. like will she be able to recover totally or are those steps the farthest she should be able to get. i really want to see her on a bike again, but is that something that can be reached?
The fact that she retained movement below her injury is the important part. It means her spine is not totally severed. It means there is hope for recovery. She can move her legs, under her own power. That is monumental.
what he said.
not only that she's moving her legs, but so soon.
so if it's not completely severed, it'll be able to repair fully? is that the thought behind it, or will it just be kinda limited mobility?
The name Kevin Everett comes to my mind......but I imagine he just meant to say that she's a tough cookie and there aren't a lot of people that have this kind of injury and the mental toughness to gut it out and keep pushing and pushing....he had it poorly worded, but I get his drift.
docs can't know for sure. a member of my family had a C2 injury, paralyzed from neck down. most of the improvement will happen in the first year or so. just because you get movement in a particular limb doesn't mean full strength will ever come back to that muscle.
docs who are experienced with this kind of thing are very cautious about any predictions until at least a year/18 mos. has gone by. so who knows.
hoping the best for Tara. but speaking from personal experience, there's no way of knowing how much better she'll get from here.
go thru this w/ a family member like i did and your first thought is 'damn i hope they live'. then it's more like 'okay, basic functions are stable, so damn i hope he eventually can ride a bike again'. then it becomes more like 'damn i hope he can walk again'. then it becomes more like 'damn, hope he can walk again using a walker'.
however strange and good things can happen. one case our doctor had involved someone who showed very little improvement the first year, then suddenly got much better and soon was walking pretty well.
we r all cheering for u tara... although most of us dont know u personally, u r in our prayers!!!
just as well it hurt my neck to watch,- 90deg off.
that is great news !