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Travis Amick struggles to regain ‘normal’ life

Fundraiser scheduled for Lodi man who broke his neck in an August fall

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Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:00 am

In the trauma ward of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Travis Amick was lying in a bed with a tracheal tube and monitoring wires trailing from his body. He couldn't move his arms or legs and he struggled to communicate, because the strained muscles in his neck blocked his airway. Family and friends could only visit for 30 minutes at a time. This is how a former local soccer star spent his 24th birthday.

"It's crazy to see how I went from being so coordinated to having to work just to lift my arm," said Amick, on the phone, using a hands-free headset.

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1 comment:

  • Danielle Mondo posted at 9:52 am on Sun, Nov 6, 2011.

    dmondo13 Posts: 1

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Travis for the last 15 years - if anyone can overcome this, he can, and you better believe he will succeed! His smile is as big as his heart and truly one of the best people I've ever met. Its been a hard journey, watching him go through this, but through all of it, he has been smiling the entire time. We are all excited to have him back in Lodi, his home, where he will continue his journey with the love and support of many people. I will stand behind Travis and help him with this journey in any way that I can - as I know Travis would do the exact same thing for me. Love you Trav - can't wait to have you home!!



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