November 05, 2015
Former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand published a moving letter to his mom on Wednesday five years after his paralyzing spinal injury thanking her for her dedication and care.
"After my injury five years ago, you had a choice to make: Either let me figure out things on my own after being paralyzed, or take control of the entire situation and make sure I had the best of everything. You chose the second option …"
Sharing one touching account he writes,"I remember after I first got out of Kessler, when I was living in Jackson, you wanted me to hang out with my friends, so you drove an hour up north at p.m., took me to the bar and went to your house 20 minutes away in Avenel. You waited until I called at in the morning to pick me back up, drove an hour back down to Jackson and got me ready for bed. You really tried your best to help me adjust to our new lifestyle while also letting me enjoy myself as a young 20-year-old."
Read the full post at The Mighty.