So, on the weekend my girlfriend and I decided it would be a good idea to climb to the top of the mountain behind our house called, Spion Kop. It's more of a hike than a "climb," but for someone with an incomplete spinal cord injury, it was a grind—a test of determined endurance. The kicker was, I didn't fully know what we were getting ourselves into when we left the house that day.
Two weeks ago, in Lagos, Portugal, my 95-year-old grandfather, Anthony Meyer (Tony) met Thomas Pušćak (Dr. Tom), the spinal surgeon who quite literally saved my neck in 2013. When he and Dr. Tom first embraced, it was emotionally charged. Tears were flowing from all of us, as Tony expressed his gratitude to Dr. Tom. … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of Connection