Seth Barwick's Story: From Baseball To Wheelchair

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Thomasville, NC-- Seth Barwick was born on Christmas Day in 1983. And like most boys, as he got older he loved the game of baseball.

His love for the game and playing it grew on into his high school years. Seth played on the team at Wesleyan Christian Academy and in college at Montreat College and later at Maryville College in Tennessee.

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On August 14, 2006, before heading back to college Seth's life changed and any career he wanted in baseball was over. He went to a cookout with friends to catch up before heading back to college. Seth left the cookout in an EMS truck and hasn't walked since.

Seth Barwick was in a car accident that broke nearly every bone in his head both front and back. The bones in his face were all shattered. And he was paralyzed. He continues to have surgeries and rehabilitation.

Monday, March 26, 2012, Seth spent his morning sharing his life story of tragedy, hope and the making the best of his time with elementary students at Thomasville Primary School. Seth went to each individual classroom to talk with students.

Seth is also sponsoring a 5K race on April 16 in Greensboro. The money raised will go towards his therapy and possible chance to walk again.

Race to Walk 5K:
Saturday, April 14 at 4512 Weybridge Lane, near Grandover Resort. 

Related Links: Race to Walk Program

Related: Help Hope Live



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