did you read about the crossfit athlete who is now paralyzed from the waist down? check it out:http://www.buzzfeed.com/mackenziekruvant/crossfit-athlete-paralyzed-after-suffering-severed-spine-in
athlete Kevin Ogar was paralyzed from the waist down after severing his
spinal cord in the middle of a competition last Sunday in California.
Ogar was competing at the OC Throwdown event in Southern California on Jan. 12 when his lift went awry. From Texas-based The Fittest Games:
What happened is as simple as it is tragic. A missed snatch at the
2014 OC Throwdown came down on his back, severing his spinal cord and
leaving him paralyzed from the T-11 vertebra down. I've seen several
other athletes drop bars on their backs in training – I've dropped a bar
on my back in training – but fortunately never with this result…
Ogar, who has been involved with CrossFit for "2-4 years," had no health insurance, but a fund has been created to pay for his medical costs.
The OC Throwdown website
released a statement regarding liability and the medical response to
Ogar's injury, clarifying what happened after the video stops. A
The OCT procured the proper liability insurance which is mandatory
for this type of event. We had all necessary state, county and
engineering licenses in place. The OCT also had a full medical team
on-site, all weekend. Within seconds of the injury there was a medical
team by Kevin's side and the paramedics arrived within minutes.
Edited by fckwitmeuknoigotit - Jan 22 2014 at 6:15pm