A year after a paralyzing accident, a West St. Paul man tackles a grueling mountain ride


[Pioneer Press, August 11, 2011] A year ago, Joe Stone's life as he knew it came crashing down on a Montana mountain.

The impact left him with seven broken vertebrae, spinal cord damage and paralysis from the chest down.

He said the severity of the accident didn't hit him until therapy at the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

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