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Accident Photos of me-1987

February 11, 2011

Accident photos at bottom of page.

I became interested in fitness, and rehabilitation in particular, during chiropractic college after I was involved in a  pedestrian versus automobile accident.

I was changing a flat tire on Interstate 40 when I was struck by an automobile traveling at high speed. I was severely injured.

We were about 30 miles West of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was middle of the day.

The young female driver was intermittently “falling asleep at the wheel” when she zeroed in on my flashing hazard lights.(I was later told by police officers that drunks and fatigued drivers will focus in on what they think are the taillights of cars just ahead of them.)

I suffered multiple jaw/facial fractures, multiple spinal injuries and what is called a “facial de-gloving”. Fortunately a great team of doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists, was assembled to help me in my recovery.

I was encouraged to educate myself in sports nutrition and rehabilitation to assist and accelerate my own recovery, and I now use this knowledge to help my patients through the recovery process.

Turns out “the accident” was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me. I learned so much about helping others. It taught me: patience, persistence, mindfulness and gratitude…

 

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