Lindsey Runkel

Lindsey Runkel

United States of America
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Bike

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Westport, CT

Lindsey fractured her T5 and 6 vertebrae in a mountain biking accident causing paralysis from the waist down. Attempting a 15-foot drop, Lindsey landed slightly forward on bike and hit a rut in the dirt causing her to be thrown over her handlebars. When she arrived at the hospital, Lindsey was told that her spinal cord had been impinged, but fortunately not severed.

At the time of her injury, Lindsey was determined to be a complete spinal cord injury. Through hard work at Journey Forward in Canton, Massachusetts, she have been able to gain back some sensation and motion.

“BALANCE A BIKE RIGHT. KEEP THE PEDALS TURNING. FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEPT RIGHT NOW. AND THERE’S NO PLACE YOU CAN’T RIDE.“

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High Fives has provided:

Physical Therapy and FES Bike Training at Journey Forward in Canton, MA, Adaptive Hand Controls and Driving Lessons and an Adaptive Mountain Bike from Sport-On. 2015 – FES Bike Sessions, Driving School, Adaptive Hand Controls, acupuncture at vitality primary care, training with Chris Cloyd. 2016 – Skiing @ VT Adaptive & Achieve Tahoe. 2017 – Wheelchair Wheels.

Lindsey Runkel

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