Man fighting back after facing life in wheelchair

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

His family, he said, “sacrificed a lot.”

Two brothers and two sisters helped transport Burkett to and from to doctor’s appointments in Bay County three to four times a week.

They looked after him, took him in.

With the help of a home nurse, who still comes three times a week, they helped Burkett has he regained control of his bodily functions.

“It affects every part of your body,” Burkett said. “I didn’t realize how much.”

In time, he moved onto HealthSouth in Bay County for rehabilitation.

The staff at HealthSouth encountered a fighter.

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