What Would You Do if This Happened to You?

In August 2007 Jamie Gillentine dove head first into the ocean. But he didn’t know it was a sand bar. Jamie Gillentine shattered his 6th cervical vertebrae. Spinal fragments were lodged in his spinal cord.

Jamie Gillentine lost all feeling and movement from his upper-chest down to his legs. He had some arm movement but no hand dexterity. Here’s a video of his recovery which took several months.


We talked about life hitting you square in the jaw. Life can’t hit you in the jaw much more than this. Sickness, tiredness, laziness, etc. All your excuses fade away compared to what happened to Jamie Gillentine.

What would you do if something like this happened to you? Would you flight or would you fight? Would you weep or would you get mad? Would you give up all hope or would you persist until you’re your old you again?

I know what I would do. Tell me what you would do in the comments.

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