Eric LeGrand Visits Team Members at Hackensack University Medical Center Who Saved His Life After Tragic Accident During Football Game

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury on the field, returned to Hackensack University Medical Center where he was first treated after his accident. He met with the medical team responsible for saving his life. Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, along with Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president of Hackensack University Medical Center and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health and Roy Vingan, M.D., vice chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Hackensack University Medical Center, met with Eric. During the reunion, Eric recounted the darkest days of his injury, which he also calls his best days. Eric has spent the past eight years inspiring others to overcome seeming insurmountable odds. He speaks to young people and advocates for others with spinal cord injuries. (This event was also featured on: NEWS-Line for Nurses, NEWS-Line for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants and NEWS-Line for Physician Assistants.)