Michael Stine

"Baylor Rehab refused to let paralysis slow me down."




A motorcycle accident broke Michael Stine's shoulder blade, collar bone, ribs and arm, but it didn't break his spirit. Even after he learned that the lower-body paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury might be permanent, Michael didn't give up. Neither did the people at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. "It wasn't just a job for them," he says. "They cared, and I felt it." After three and a half months of hard work, Michael was able to do a lot for himself -- including driving a van. "The people at Baylor Rehab took joy in my accomplishments," says Michael. These days, he returns the favor as a certified mentor for other injured patients.