In 2011, a freak accident while at the beach left then college freshman and lacrosse player Ian Burkhart without feeling in his hands and legs. After months of rehabilitation, he underwent an unnecessary and high-risk operation that had the potential of giving Ian control of his right hand and all of his fingers. The surgery was a success and an incredible milestone in the world of science as Ian's story continued to make national headlines.
Just ONE year after the incident, Ian found himself back on the lacrosse field. He filled the role of assistant coach at Dublin Jerome the season directly after his injury, wasting little time before getting back to the game he loves.
Every Monday we’ll be spotlighting a story about using lacrosse for the greater good. The Iroquios describe lacrosse as a medicine game for healing people - and we want to share the stories of those who champion the game’s meaning today. DM us your stories or email ⬇️