Man fighting back after facing life in wheelchair

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

“He could not guarantee anything,” Burkett said.

Over the span of 18 months there have been seven more surgeries and rehabilitation from each and every one.

He was relegated full-time to a wheelchair.

He has, his doctor described, a “condominium” for a neck.

Much of it prosthesis with his upper vertebrae steadily growing around and to it.

He spent months with a halo attached to his head, unable to move his freely, unable to sleep other than upright.

“That I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Burkett said.

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