On Friday September 29th, 2016 around 1:30pm Brian was on his way to work, riding his motorcycle through Wellsville. He was going around a curb and the back tire caught grass/debris and, causing it to skid out from underneath him. The bike and him went off the side of the road and into a big drainage ditch. With the bike hitting the colvert while going into the ditch, the jarring and caused his body, spine, to be a "shock absorber". This pressure fractured his L1 vertebrae into 3 pieces, with one of the pieces pushing into his spinal column. Once the bike and him settled in the ditch, the bike landed on his leg. He tried to sit up and move out from underneath the bike but realised he was unable to move his legs. The pressure/damage to the spinal column and vertebrae left him paralysed from the waist down.
Brian has had one surgery since the accident. It was discovered during surgery that the damage wasn't as bad as they originally thought.
We are hoping since his spinal cord was just bruised and the nerve membrane around the cord was sewn up, that he will regain some movement in his legs, feet and toes here soon. He has feeling, just no movement yet. As he heals, with time and rehabilitation, we are optimistic that most normal functions return.