Car Accident that First Left Him Paralyzed Opens Door to New Life
Richmond, VA – In 2011, Adam Shelton had a decent job working on a loading dock, a son he adored, and most of all, his health. That changed in an instant when his car flipped eight times. Ejected from the vehicle, he was left with three broken vertebra, a leg broken in four places, six broken ribs, a fractured sternum, and a collapsed lung.
Doctors told Adam that he would likely never walk again. After two surgeries and four months in the hospital, he began rehab, and within a year, was able to take his first few steps with the use of a cane. Two years after that, he was able to walk unaided, but Adam would never be the same again. Working on a loading dock was out of the question, so he decided to earn a college degree.
He enrolled in the Cyber and Network Security program at ECPI University in Richmond, and on Saturday, June 10 at 10 am, he will “walk” across the stage at the Stuart C. Siegel Center to receive his Bachelor’s degree.