On June 14, 2008, fifteen year old Ben was seriously injured while playing ice hockey for his high school team. He was diagnosed with a broken 5th cervical vertebra and a severe spinal cord injury. He spent 17 days in an intensive care unit in Philadelphia and then was flown by medical transport to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia where he spent two months rehabilitating and gaining strength. His mom, dad and younger brother temporarily relocated to Atlanta so they could be near Ben and offer their love and support. Almost three months after his initial injury he was able to finally go home. Our grant purchased a state of the art Easy Stand Glider, which helps Ben with continued rehabilitation and therapy. This unique and special glider maintains blood pressure, minimizes spasms and alleviates osteoporosis by bearing weight on the legs. Ben continues to regain strength and spends his time enjoying life.