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"Josh Wood is an inspiration to everyone who is fortunate enough to hear his story." -Gus Smarrini, Practice Development Manager, MLC Australia
ALPHARETTA, GA, October 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- JOSH WOOD
Relentless: Walking Against All Odds
It is not a miracle that Josh Wood walks with less than 5% use of his spinal cord; it is his persistent training, hard work, and positive visualization techniques that allowed him to recently throw his walking stick away forever.
Relentless: Walking Against All Odds is the riveting first-hand account of Josh Wood's struggle to regain mobility in his arms, hands and legs after a terrible snowboarding accident turned the then 18-year-old into a complete quadriplegic. Doctors told him that with less than 5% use of his spinal cord, he would never walk again. Josh's journey is a testament to the depth of the human will--and to what we can achieve when we never give up. As a result of his dedication, perseverance and determination, the young Australian not only walks again, but also snowboards and rides a motorbike once more.
Josh Wood's Story
From the moment Josh could move he was active and he threw himself into a life of action sports. Graduating from high school, Josh decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder. That dream came to a crashing halt when an aerial snowboard jump Josh attempted to execute across an asphalt road, went terribly wrong.
The impact of crashing to the ground changed Josh's destiny in a split second, instantly becoming a quadriplegic at C5, C6, C7 and T1. The medical team's prognosis was "Josh would never get out of bed, so catastrophic was his cord damage, he had less than 3% chance of any recovery." From this point is where Josh started to live, breathe and be his message that he would ultimately share with the world. Well over a decade later, wherever he goes, Josh brings his message and inspires scores of people in similar situations as well as everyday people from all walks of life facing challenges on many levels. Josh Wood is a published author, motivational speaker, inspirational candidate for self-healing and a man with a simple message for the world- Never Give Up!
Project Walk Atlanta, Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that exist to provide an intense activity-based recovery programs, education, support and encouragement.
PWA relies on philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Your donations will ensure our clients continue to receive the best spinal cord injury recovery treatment. Project Walk Atlanta is located at 1755 Grassland Pkwy, Ste B.
678-580-1404. www.projectwalkatlanta.org or visit us on Facebook to learn more.
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