How Do You Mend A Broken Brain?

In August, 1986, John Breeding, then 23, took his pickup out for a spin along the dirt roads of rural Delaware. Racing around a corner, he hit a drainpipe at the side of the road and flipped over into a ditch. With his head caught between a partially open window and the truck's roof, his neck snapped. When paramedics arrived, Breeding had no feeling from his neck down--he was effectively a quadriplegic.

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