Continuing to make “believers” out of people, paralyzed Rutgers student Eric LeGrand has returned to class through video.
The Rutgers junior has resumed his academic studies, attending a Blacks and Economics Structures class Monday via video conference from his room at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange.
According to mycentraljersey.com, John Paxton, the Rutgers University professor who teaches the Department of Africana Studies course, said LeGrand "speaks, contributes and participates" like every other student taking the class. He said that from 6:40 to 9:20 p.m. every Monday, LeGrand is able to participate in the classroom lecture while sitting in his wheelchair in front of a computer screen.LeGrand was taking Paxton's class in the fall 2010 semester when he suffered his spinal cord injury in an Oct. 16 football game against Army at the Meadowlands. He is still paralyzed below the neck.
The Daily Mail reports LeGrand made his first public appearance since being paralyzed in a game against Army more than four months ago this past Saturday. LeGrand attended a Laugh to Heal Comedy Fest Fundraiser for him at the Rutgers Athletic Center.