NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NEWS) - Six and a half years after his life-altering injury on the football field, Eric LeGrand, now 26, is as confident as ever that he will walk again. The former Rutgers football player says he is healthy, in therapy twice a week, and keeping his body ready for when a cure is discovered.
Eric says that technology has already changed a lot since he was paralyzed. So he believes that a cure can be found during his lifetime. In the meantime, Eric continues to do his part to help find that cure through his foundation Team LeGrand. One of his biggest events -- A Walk to Believe -- is fast approaching. He says it is a huge fun event for the whole family. Along with being fun, the event's goal is to raise $100,000 this year.
But just as important as the fundraising is bringing awareness, which is why Eric will invite friends from the spinal cord injury community to join him. Eric says he is proud to be the voice of 5.6 million people living with paralysis.
Eric says he feels like he was put on Earth to do bigger and better things than the game of football, so his journey is to help other people and be their "light of hope."
Eric's seventh annual A Walk to Believe will take place Sunday, June 4, at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers University. For more information on how you can register for that event visit teamlegrand.org.