By Jenna Teter
The Texas Catholic
Three years ago, Kendell Hall, a 1999 Ursuline Academy graduate, was involved in a tragic car accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors told her parents that she would never feed herself again and Jay and Sherry Hall prepared to spend the rest of their lives taking care of their daughter.
Kendell Hall, a competitive and athletic volleyball player, refused to let her disability defi ne her. She opened Project Walk Dallas for people with spinal cord injuries in July and inspires people like herself to take the next step toward recovery.
Project Walk Dallas is the newest of many rehabilitation centers for people with spinal cord injuries. Operating under Project Walk, a national and international organization in San Diego, Calif., trainers are taught to help spinal cord injury patients regain as much functionality as they can.
With repetitive movements and exercises, the brain can “re-organize” neural activity. If a toe moves, trainers can help patients make the right connections in the body. After a year, Kendell had regained upper body mobility and started walking with the help of trainers.
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