Episode 214: Promoting Mental Wellness and Providing Financial Aids to Spinal Cord Injury Survivors with Anthony Purcell and Leigh E. Richardson

Anthony PurcellLeigh E. Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head Podcast speaks with Anthony Purcell, spinal cord injury (SCI) survivor and founder of the charity Walking with Anthony. Anthony talks about his major diving accident that left him paralyzed, and reflects on the importance of mental health, a support system and celebration of small victories. His experiences inspired him to a life of purpose by providing financial grants to low-income SCI survivors and their families for rehab and means to a better life through Walking with Anthony.

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About Anthony Purcell:

Walking With Anthony has helped Anthony Purcell join forces with others trying valiantly to walk the path of living victoriously over the physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges of SCI. In the late morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell dove into the waters of Miami Beach, something he’d done many times before without incident. This time, he misjudged the depth of his landing spot, broke his neck, and bruised the C5 and C6 vertabrae in his spine. He injured his spinal cord. He was paralyzed, unable to resurface from the water on his own.

Even with access to the therapy he needed, Anthony still struggled with the depression and hopelessness everyone with SCI faces. The personal struggle over SCI is more than one person can face alone. Anthony understands the emotional anguish that comes with SCI like no one else can. He has met with hundreds of his brothers and sisters in the SCI community and given them a sense of assurance and purpose they might never find without the help of Anthony and this foundation.

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Leigh E. Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on  www.thebrainperformancecenter.com and www.leigherichardson.com. The Brain Performance Center is located in Dallas, Texas and can be reached at 214-329-9017.


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