Inspirational Story: The Seattle Slam Murder Baller
By Eric Bell
Tells the inspirational story of a young man who became a quad after a diving accident and the sport that helped restore his zest for life.
There I was, flat on my back in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center with a 35-pound weight screwed to my skull keeping the pressure off of my two shattered vertebrae and severed spinal cord. Now what?
“Have you ever heard of Murderball?” The sweet-voiced, redheaded nurse asked me through a slight grin.
Fast forward three years…
The first time I played, I was overwhelmed by a rollercoaster of emotions. As my hands were taped up and I was buckled and strapped into a wheelchair that closely resembled a war chariot, it started with anxiety and intimidation.
Pass this story on. It is truly outstanding.