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Apple Valley basketball star Jordan Bolton defying the odds after spinal cord injury

[Star Tribune, December 07, 2020] A spinal cord injury left basketball star Jordan Bolton fighting to walk again. He's already defying the odds.

On Feb. 10, 2018, Bolton took a THC pill for the first time at a party and smashed into a wall while hallucinating. He was living at the time in Devils Lake, N.D., where he was a standout basketball player for Lake Region State College.

On the ambulance ride to the hospital, Bolton was unconscious long enough to recall seeing the faces of his friends and family race through his mind, including Trent.

Rehabbing six hours a day six days a week since October 2018, Bolton's accomplishments already surpass what most medical experts predicted. Regaining feeling in his lower body to have bowel and bladder function, even walking with assistance in pool workouts, were significant milestones.

 "Going from an athletic 21-year-old to having a spinal cord injury [while still having] the wherewithal to change your focus and generate such a positive mental, emotional and spiritual connection toward regrowth is pretty inspiring," said Barry Weintraub, Bolton's trainer at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley.

Read Jordan Bolton's full story online at www.startribune.com. The Pioneer Press also reported on Jordan Bolton's recovery.

Posted on December 07, 2020 in Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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