Life rolls on with Jessi Billauer October 16
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 303 hits
Penn State Altoona's office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services will offer a presentation by Jessi Billauer on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the TV Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Just as negotiations were underway to put Jesse Billauer on America's Pro Surfing Tour, a fateful accident on the morning of March 25, 1996, shattered his dream. Surfing at Luna Beach, Billauer was swept off his board by the crest of a huge wave. He flew head-first into a shallow sandbar and his body went limp. Billauer found himself floating face down in the water until friends pulled him to safety and stabilized him until the helicopter arrived. At UCLA Medical Center it was determined that Billauer's spinal cord injury was serious. His life would never be the same. Two years later, Billauer, a quadriplegic, founded "Life Rolls On" in connection with the Christopher Reeves Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public.