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On July 7, 2016, Justin Bennett’s life changed. While vacationing with family in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, Justin dove into a wave and hit his head on a sandbar and suffered a C4/C5 spinal cord injury; Justin was paralyzed from the chest down.

Justin was air-lifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he underwent spinal fusion surgery and for the next two and a half weeks, began his recovery; Justin was then flown to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he stayed for the next three months to endure intensive physical and occupational therapy. Justin returned to Richmond in early November, 2016, and since that time, has continued his physical and occupational therapy at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital. Justin also participates in strength building therapy workouts 4 times per week and continues to get stronger every day.

Updates (2)

October 4, 2017

February 9, 2017 . . . Justin Using the Indigo Exoskeletal (Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, Virginia)

October 4, 2017

July 27, 2016 . . . Justin’s First Day in His Wheelchair (Shepherd Center, Atlanta, Georgia)