Part attitude and part miracle of modern medicine: Paul Sullivan man was told by doctors that he would never walk again. This week he walked into Memorial hospital to share his story with us. He is a walking testament to sheer determination and modern medicine.
"It was July 26 of '07," says Paul as he sits in a chair at Memorial Hospital.
That day in July was the day Paul Sullivan's life changed forever. In an instant, as he was riding his motorcycle around a curve near Michigan City, he went from being a normal guy, to quadriplegic.
"I tried to lift my head and it wouldn't go up," says Paul "I just thought 'hmm.' Then I tried to move my legs to get up and there was nothing but numbness. So I thought, 'this isn't good.'"
And it wasn't good. The 45-year-old father and husband broke his neck. He was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, but the prognosis wasn't good.