In the summer of 2012, just before his senior year in high school, Dillon Borowicz of Lakeville dove into his family's pool; but unlike the hundreds of times he'd done this before, this time he struck the pool's bottom and had to be pulled out by his brother. Formerly an athlete in football and lacrosse, Borowicz became paralyzed from the neck down and began therapy as an inpatient at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
In December 2011, 16-year-old Jack Jablonski was injured severely during a high school hockey game. In late January 2012, he began inpatient rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Ten days after a snowmobile accident left her paralyzed from about the waist down, Carol Suchy began the process of getting her life back. She started inpatient rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and followed it up with outpatient therapy and participation in the ABLE program. She also learned to drive with hand controls.