Man fighting back after facing life in wheelchair


Two months ago Greg Burkett could not put a single weight on any machine. Here he has 90 pounds on a calf lift machine.

Tim Croft
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM.

In November 2011 Greg Burkett came to fully grasp the lack of guarantees in life.

On a night that November Burkett fell from his bed.

His forehead struck a nightstand, hard.

Burkett immediately knew it was bad.

“I knew I couldn’t move my arms, my legs, anything,” Burkett said. “I knew it was serious but I didn’t know how serious.”

He laid there in his bedroom next to that nightstand for 10 hours, not moving.

In hindsight the willingness of Burkett’s brain to listen to the language from his – don’t move – likely saved his life.

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