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Thomas Cloyd

Thomas Cloyd | Minneapolis, MN

On July 7th, 2012, Thomas dove off a friend’s pontoon boat on a small lake in Northern Wisconsin and hit his head on a tree stump on a sand bar and shattered his c5 vertebrae into his spinal cord. Thomas was immediately paralyzed.

The effect on Thomas’ function is pretty typical of a c5 – paralyzed below the chest, no finger function or wrist extension but he does have full wrist flexion, which is what allows him to live independently and use a manual chair.

“In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed.” –Invictus



Ski Lessons Achieve Tahoe and lodging and gas while stayin in Tahoe (2019). (5) Ski Lessons at Achieve Tahoe (2018). 

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