Grant Korgan broke himself in half. His spine so seriously fractured, it meant replacing his first Lumbar vertebrae with a fused cage suspended by a set of titanium rods attached from T12 to L2.
Korg had two things going for him: one was his deep conviction - laying on the ground didn't mean he had to stay on the ground; and two was his beautiful, strong, newly wed wife. He had Shawna, his soul mate, his inspiration and his purest desire to regain all that was in his mind, temporarily lost. Shawna, who owned a business in the field of fitness and wellness, left that the day of her husband’s accident, and took Korg’s recovery head on, with the same drive and tenacity as Grant. She worked with doctors and therapists to devise a rigorous plan that aligns with Korg’s goal of a recovery of 120%. She integrates traditional forms of therapy with spiritually inspiring techniques that transport him to those places he holds special in life. The result: a man possessed with positivity in a home littered with kayaks, skis, bikes and other cherished outlets from his past, and more importantly, his future.
Constantly in touch with his Godfather’s advice, “the mind always quits long before the body,” Korg’s days are equal parts inspiration and perspiration. His recovery is fueled by a mindset to train as an athlete, not as a person recovering from a spinal cord injury. His wheelchair is now in storage, his crutches are his constant companions, and he’s regaining sensations and movements which double as affirmations of his message to “decide what you want to be, then become it, be it, live it.”