If concussions aren't healed, new blow can be crippling
Two separate blows to the head his junior year of high school left football player Adrian Regier a quadriplegic at age 17. Now 33, he communicates mostly by blinking his eyes or sticking out his tongue. Here, his mother, Lorie, adjusts monitoring equipment in the intensive-care unit at Omaha's Methodist Hospital, where Adrian underwent routine surgery last month to replace a pump that delivers medicine that helps control tightness in his muscles.
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 10:26 am, Tue Jul 29, 2014.
In the front row of Memorial Stadium's wheelchair section, Adrian Regier could feel and hear the crowd's sudden roar — a sure sign his beloved Cornhuskers had scored again.
Adrian's dad, Ron, played the role of personal play-by-play announcer for his blind and severely disabled son, leaning toward his ear to describe how the Husker running back had plowed into the end zone.
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Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:26 am.