Dr. James Perdue

Dr. James Perdue

Persevere Past Your Paralysis

James was a normal 19 year old with expectation of playing professional baseball,the major leagues. He was attending Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee on a baseball scholarship. He had the attitude of being invincible. After only being in college for two week and playing one college game in the fall, unexpected tragedy came a calling.
On September 11, 1983, James became a quadriplegic, dislocating three vertebra in his neck, from playing a football game. The doctor said, “James, I’m sorry. You’ll never walk again and you might be paralyzed from your neck down.” Later, the doctor advised his family to place him in a nursing home; he would be too much of a burden for them to take care.

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At age sixteen, James grew-up fast when his father died. He played baseball in high school and received a college scholarship. Concerned about his mother and brothers, he hoped his athletic talent would lead to a financially successful professional baseball career. Then, one day, while playing a pick-up football game, James was seriously injured and diagnosed a quadriplegic. He asked the doctor, “How bad is it?” The doctor responded, “Bad enough.

Persevere Past your Paralysis

In the journey of life, there is one common denominator we all share. We will be tested with trials and tribulations during our lifetime. Facing challenges can be overwhelming at times, but if we prepare ourselves emotionally, mentally and spiritually we can prevail over our difficulties. Persevere Past your Paralysis has been created as a tool to assist you in overcoming adversities. After winning a battle in life, you will stand tall and strong when encountering the next hardship.

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