Kathryn interviews Anthony Purcell.
In the late morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell dove into the waters of Miami Beach, something he’d done many times before without incident.
This time, he misjudged the depth of his landing spot, broke his neck, and bruised the C5 and C6 vertebrae in his spine. He injured his spinal cord.
He was paralyzed, unable to resurface from the water on his own.
Thanks to the quick rescue efforts of his cousin Bernie who pulled him from the waters and the emergency personnel who quickly arrived at the scene, Anthony’s life was saved.
But his life would never be the same.
Walking With Anthony, a charity founded by Anthony’s mother Micki, serves as a movement to bring awareness and funding to the plight of SCI suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the US alone.
Walking With Anthony has been featured in ABC World News Tonight, New York Weekly and more.