On January 25, 2003, when I was a freshman in college, I fell nearly 80 feet while rock climbing. I spent the next five weeks fighting for my life in the I.C.U. at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The doctors said I might not live; when I did, they said I’d never be the same again. Today, not only am I “normal,” most people don’t even know this incident ever happened.
On the ten year anniversary of my accident, I decided to write about my experience.
How To Not Die:
Part One: The Fall (1.26.2013)
Part Two: The Rescue (1.28.2013)
Part Three: The I.C.U. (2.2.2013)
Part Four: The Missing Piece (2.5.2013)
Part Five: The Road to Recovery (2.11.2013)
Part Six: The “Real” Missing Piece (2.13.2013)
Part Seven: The Final Piece (2.19.2013)
Note: The image is from a few years after the accident. It was the first time I’d tried climbing again after my accident.