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‘Attitude is everything’
KP Cassidy’s remarkable path from paralyzing accident to walking across graduation stage
KP - Therapy Dog
KP Cassidy meets therapy dog Bentley on his first day at the Shepherd Center, a rehabilitation facility renowned for specializing in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, in early June 2018. KP sustained a compression fracture of his C6 vertebra -- one of 33 interlocking bones that form the spinal column -- after he dove off the bow of his family’s boat into shallow water on Lake Wateree to retrieve a set of keys he had tried to throw to a friend. (Provided by the Cassidy family)
The day was May 31, 2018. A Thursday. Above Lake Wateree, the sky was blue with a smattering of clouds.