UW researcher’s career inspired by his own spinal cord injury

Dan Hellenbrand grew up on a small farm near Lodi and by his 20s was on the path to his desired career in carpentry. Then, in an instant, that path vanished.In April 2003, he was helping to construct a home in Middleton and fell from the trusses of the partially constructed house. The impact damaged his spinal cord at the C5 and C6 vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed with no leg mobility and limited arm mobility.

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