"I believe that I will walk one day. God has a plan for me, and I know it's not to be sitting here all of the time. I know he has something planned bigger for me. I believe it." - Eric LeGrand
Reeve Foundation - Team LeGrand
On October 16th, 2010, in his junior year, LeGrand suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against Army. Following a collision against an opposing player, LeGrand lay on the ground for several minutes before being carted off, only able to move his head. He was taken to the intensive care unit where doctors determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down.
Three years later in 2013, humbled by the outpouring of support from around the nation, LeGrand decided to form a charity. Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation was established in 2013; proceeds go toward research to find a cure for paralysis and helping improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.
"Whenever I tire during rehab or the mountain looks too high, I remind myself of this singular goal that drives me. Someday, when I can walk again, I want to visit the spot on the Giants Stadium field where I went down. I want to lie on the artificial turf one more time and take a deep breath. Then I'm going to pull myself up to my own feet under my own power and walk away. Believe it will happen, because I do." - Eric LeGrand
Featuring the word "BELIEVE" that is Eric's rallying call, in a football form with his college number of 52... the shirt pays tribute to Eric's love of football, and his journey to walking again. He will walk again because his belief is so strong. Believe in your goals, for anything is possible.