— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Chase Borders was told he would never move again — let alone breathe on his own — after being paralyzed in a dirt bike accident.
A practice jump in 2006 resulted in his motor locking up and the bike he was riding flipping on a 90-foot drop. The bike hit Borders in the head, paralyzing him instantly.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/1dX4Dix) that the 25-year-old now works out at Auburn University Montgomery's Wellness Center, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities.
It's part of a program offering individuals the chance at an exercise plan through cardio exercises and resistance training.
About 50 people with developmental disabilities — including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries — began the program at AUM in September.