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Adam T. talks Eric LeGrande injury


#1

This kid is truly a great representative of PSU. Definitely turned lemons into lemonade.
http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/ncf/news/story?id=5708162


#2

Impressive interview. Adam is a great representative of the human race. Penn State is richer for the fact that he chose to attend PSU. Thank you Adam.


#3

Very nice interview - Adam seems to still be progressing. I still have yet to feel a more electric moment in Beaver Stadium than when Adam ran out of the tunnel before the Miami game in 2001. A close second may be the Rich Gardner pick-six against Nebraska in 02, with the Hali sack/Paxson recovery against OSU in 05 coming in third.

The last question by the interviewer was a pretty bogus question though - “If you could go back, would you change what happened to you?” Part of the mentality that helps survivors of traumatic events recover and push ourselves past so many obstacles is that we are becoming better people than we once were. I can guarantee you that he can not envision his life without his injury, and the second a survivor acquires and falls to the mindset of “I really wish this never happened” is the beginning of the end of his/her recovery. What is in the past is in the past - if he would have answered that question any differently, I would have been much, much more than shocked.


#4

Paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand stands in therapy

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-07-13/paralyzed-rutgers-player-eric-legrand-stands-in-therapy#ixzz1S5kuVFfX

Encouraging! Keep fightin young man! :slight_smile:


#5

[quote=“CAPPY, post:4, topic:1412”]Paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand stands in therapy

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-07-13/paralyzed-rutgers-player-eric-legrand-stands-in-therapy#ixzz1S5kuVFfX

Encouraging! Keep fightin young man! :)[/quote]

My autographed Adam T tchotchke is a prized possession (thanks, Lar). I had a ton more hope right out of the chute than Adam did (a ton, can’t be overstated), but I still find his story inspirational.


#6
Paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand stands in therapy

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2011-07-13/paralyzed-rutgers-player-eric-legrand-stands-in-therapy#ixzz1S5kuVFfX

Encouraging! Keep fightin young man! :slight_smile:

My autographed Adam T tchotchke is a prized possession (thanks, Lar). I had a ton more hope right out of the chute than Adam did (a ton, can’t be overstated), but I still find his story inspirational.

You’re welcome. I struggled a bit deciding whether the gift was appropriate or not. While the circumstances that the two of you found yourselves in were certainly similar, the prognoses certainly weren’t. I really wavered on whether to send it or not. One day I would feel that comparing the two cases trivialized Adam’s injury. Then the next, I would decide my concern actually trivialized the seriousness of GBS. Eventually, I decided screw it, it would be a neat trinket to have no matter what, so I finally shipped it off.