Finding a Cure for Paralysis & Spinal Injury
Tuesday May 20, 2014
Tuesday May 20th Join us for a special night.
The Christopher Reeve Foundation Presents
The Team LeGrand Martini Night
Martini Bistro & Bar
40 Main St. Millburn, NJ
Music By DJ Yoshi
Help Raise Money to find a cure for
Paralysis & Spinal Injury
Enjoy an Exclusive Vodka Martini Tasting presented by
Grey Goose, Tito’s & Skyy Vodka
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If you cannot make it to the event, please consider donating to the Team LeGrand Foundation.
**More About Eric LeGrand**
On October 16th, 2010, in his junior year, LeGrand suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against Army in Met Life Stadium. Following a collision against an opposing player, LeGrand lay on the ground for several minutes before being carted off, only able to move his head. He was taken to the intensive care unit of the Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down.
LeGrand fractured his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae and, that night, underwent nine hours of emergency surgery to stabilize his spine. Doctors gave him a zero to 5 percent chance of regaining neurologic function — a prognosis his mother never told him. About two weeks later he was transferred to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, one of the nation’s leaders in spinal cord rehabilitation.
In January 2011, Rutgers announced that LeGrand had regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. It was also at this time that LeGrand entered the Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network.
On October 29th, 2011, the 21-year-old LeGrand, in his motorized wheelchair, led the Scarlet Knights onto the field at Rutgers’s stadium for their game against West Virginia. This moment was chosen by readers of Sports Illustrated as ‘The Best Moment of 2011.’
LeGrand’s tremendous amount of courage, belief and strength throughout his rehabilitation has captured the attention of the nation. He resumed his college classes via Skype and also launched his sports broadcasting career as an analyst for Rutgers Football Radio Network. LeGrand is a much sought after motivational speaker.