“My goal is to get everyone out of these chairs”

Sometimes, a cover story is so relevant, so important that it needs to bump the news of the moment out of the headlines.  And this week’s sports topics of Y.E. Yang, Rick Pitino, and that aging quarterback who resurfaced in Minneapolis all thankfully take a backseat to the story of Marc Buoniconti.

Buoniconti is the President of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, The Miami Project’s international fundraising arm.  He is also a quadraplegic himself and the subject of this week’s cover story in Sports Illustrated.

Marc Buoniconti

It is a fascinating read and an uplifting story about the will of Buoniconti to remain the face of a movement to cure paralysis – a role that he gravitated toward after his tramautic life-changing injury while playing football for The Citadel on October 26, 1985.

Stories like this one on Buoniconti (and the relevant characters in the course of his rehabilitation) can be a tough read.  But this is one that you’ll be glad you spent the time on.  Kind of puts everything into perspective.  Sports fans or not, we can all use a little of that.

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~ by acm213 on August 19, 2009.

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