Jackson Larson sustained a spinal cord injury when he was 16 years old as the result of a car accident. The injury thrust Jackson, who stands at 6’2’, into a new reality of life in a wheelchair. Instead of giving up, Jackson made the decision to throw himself into his recovery with an open heart and an open mind.
“I realized, you know, I have my brain, I have my smile, I have my body. It’s just that I have to move around life differently, but I’m still me. I’m just sitting in a chair. That’s the only difference."
As a patient at Gillette Children’s, Jackson learned how to adapt to his different abilities. He built strength, he continued to think positive and with the help of a ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton and his therapists at Gillette, he got back on his feet.