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Alumni Update: Georgiana Burnside

August 01, 2016

Georgiana Burnside, ’16 Little Rock, Arkansas

In March 2015, Georgiana was on a spring break trip in Snowmass, Colorado. During a ski run, she hit a rough patch that sent her airborne, resulting in an L1 vertebrae burst on impact.

Georgiana is now back in Little Rock finishing her junior year in high school and continuing to progress with her rehab through physical therapy. She is working with a trainer at a local athletic club.

“I am so proud of Georgiana’s determination to remain active in school and the community. She took a challenging AP course load and participated with the volleyball team and cross-country team from the sidelines. She joined an Arkansas spinal cord association and has learned the role it plays in the lives of Arkansans with spinal cord injuries. She also volunteered once a week at our local Easter Seals in their rehab department,” said her mom Ann.

This summer she will return to Craig for six weeks of therapy in the PEAK Center. Georgiana’s goal is to progress to walking without the hiking poles, and maybe even without her right leg brace.

Georgiana Burnside shares her progress and perspective on living with Spinal Cord Injury.