Here’s an intense and inspiring article. Talk about psychological toughness.
On the first day of October, Babcock, a rising star in the Canadian trampoline firmament and past recipient of the Gus Marker Trophy as Kingston’s top athlete (2009), misfired on a triple-back pike. He’d practiced and pulled off the manoeuvre, which demands three back flips in the pike position on a double mini-trampoline, without incident the past two years.
This time, though, he landed on his neck, dislocating the C5 and C6 vertebrae. The injuries originally left him paralyzed from the neck down. He has since regained some movement in his upper body. …
To help defray costs, Kingston family physician and Babcock family friend Barbara Fuller has set up a trust account for Babcock. Cash donations can be made at any RBC branch. Donors must ask specifically for the “Barbara Fuller in trust for Brett Babcock” account. Corporate and personal cheques should be sent and made payable to: Barbara Fuller in trust of the Brett Babcock Personal Tragedy Fund. The address is 122 Lakeshore Blvd., Kingston, Ont., K7M 6R5. People who have an account at Royal Bank can make donations electronically.
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