Believe in a Way Back Photo Contest, Round 2

A little over a month ago, Magee invited all patients and former patients to share photos of themselves engaging in activities they never thought they would be able to do again after their illness or injury for our first Believe in a Way Back Photo Contest. The photos and stories we received were incredible – truly.

At the end of Round 1, the top 8 contestants moved on to Round 2. But we had a little surprise! Because of the overwhelming response we received, we thought we should let one more person enter Round 2. A rapid 12-hour vote was held, and a winner was declared! Today, we’re very excited to share with you the contestants of Round 2! Don’t forget – to vote for a photo, simply “like” it on Facebook.

Bryn McMahonBryn was a patient at Magee in 2010 for a spinal cord injury. Today, she’s a student at Edinboro University. Click here to vote for Bryn!

Josh Crompton

Josh was a patient at Magee in 2012 for a stroke. In this photo, he is climbing the Art Museum steps with some help from his PT – his very own Rocky moment. Click here to vote for Josh!

Jim Eckert

Jim was a patient at Magee in 2012 for a stroke and traumatic brain injury. While at Magee, the motto was “little steps make big steps.” He is happy to now be taking big steps on the boardwalk with his grandkids. Click here to vote for Jim!

“Prior to his accident, Fred was an elite rower. As a young man, he competed at the top levels of his sport, three times representing the US national team in world class competition.  He remained actively engaged in the rowing community, competing in masters events and serving as a mentor and coach to many rowers in the Philadelphia area, including his son, Fred Jr., who also competed in the World Championships.  Fred never thought he would be back in a boat on the Schuylkill River, but last Christmas, his friends and family surprised him with an adaptive rowing shell. In this photo, he is back on the water with his son Fred for his first post injury row!” Fred was a patient at Magee from January through July 2011 for rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury. He fractured his spine in a fall at the C1, C2, C6 and C7 vertebrae. He is completely paralyzed below his upper chest, but did retain use of his hands.

Fred was a patient at Magee in 2011 for a spinal cord injury. Prior to his injury, he was an elite rower. He never thought he would be back in a boat, but his friends and family surprised him with an adaptive rowing shell. In this photo, he is back on the water with his son Fred for his first post injury row. Click here to vote for Fred!

Melissa Nunn

Melissa was a patient at Magee in 2008-2009 for a spinal cord injury. In this photo, she is surfing in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey with They Will Surf Again from Life Rolls On. Click here to vote for Melissa!

Kelly Conolly

Kelly was a patient at Magee in 2008-2009 for a spinal cord injury. She never thought she would be able to have anymore children due to her physical limitations – but she is currently expecting her second child this August. Click here to vote for Kelly!

Robert Ward

Robert was an inpatient at Magee in 2012 for a spinal cord injury, and is currently an outpatient. Together with his wife Binal and friend and fellow Magee patient Rebecca, Robert walked the Most Historical Mile in America – the first time he has walked that far since his injury. Click here to vote for Robert!

Michelle Konkoly

Michelle was a patient in 2011 for a spinal cord injury. Prior to her injury, she was on the Georgetown University swim team, and was able to return just 8 months after her accident. This photo shows here in a meet at the University of Maryland in February 2012. Click here to vote for Michelle!

Roberta Ann Lucarelli

Roberta was a patient in 2002-2003 for a stroke. She was able to dance with her son at his wedding. Click here to vote for Roberta!

Voting for Round 2 ends at noon on Monday, July 15. The top 4 photos will move on to Round 3. Good luck to everyone, and be sure to cast your votes today!

 

Share This Article!
LinkedInTwitterFacebookEmailGoogle+Pinterest