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Recovering from spinal cord injury, Groton mountain biker has hill to climb

Monday, Sep 20, 2021

The Day
By Brian Hallenbeck   Day staff writer

Wallingford — Expert care and the latest technology are helping Brad Kerr walk again. 

But the Groton mountain biker’s grit and optimism have been at least as important in his promising recovery from an April crash that injured his spinal cord, leaving him partially paralyzed, his prognosis uncertain.

Will he walk again? How about bike?

“I don’t see why I can’t,” Kerr, seated in a wheelchair, said during a recent interview here at Gaylord Hospital, a medical rehabilitation center that specializes in the treatment of patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, strokes and other serious conditions.

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