Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand

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Eric LeGrand On 'CMB': Amazing Things Have Happened In My Life' Since Fateful Injury 8 Years Ago

October 25, 2018 - 3:44 pm
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By WFAN.com

It's been eight years since Eric LeGrand was paralyzed while playing for Rutgers. He has since dedicated his life to helping others while pursuing one lofty dream.

"My goal obviously, with the way the technology is moving, my goal is to see people out of these wheelchairs," LeGrand told WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie and Bart" on Thursday. "Like Christopher Reeve said, he wants to see a world with empty wheelchairs in it. I believe we will find a cure for this. But right now, we're trying to help people with their quality of life."

LeGrand spoke to "CMB" by phone hours before the Sixth Annual An Evening with Eric LeGrand, a fundraiser for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

LeGrand, a defensive tackle, suffered a spinal cord injury against Army on Oct. 16, 2016 when he collided with the returner. The hit left him paralyzed from the neck down.

"It's crazy because I remember it like it was yesterday," he said. "It's crazy how fast these eight years have gone by. ... But amazing things have happened in my life, and the people I've gotten to meet and things I've gotten to do over these last years have truly been incredible and has kind of made me find my purpose in life and other people out along this journey."

To listen to the interview, click on the audio player above.

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