Megan Silcott’s Thrill Ride with Patrick

For any 18-year-old, taking a wild spin at the Bondurant Driving School track in Chandler would be
simply awesome. But imagine being able to feel that rush after climbing out of a wheelchair.
“This is awesome,” an excited Megan Silcott of Maryland said.
Two-and-a-half years ago Megan’s life was turned upside down.
“I went to bed one night and woke up in the morning and my body felt weird. I couldn’t really move
out of bed,” she said.  
While fighting off an infection, the then 15-year-old’s immune system started to eat away at the
covering of her spinal cord. And In what seemed like the blink of an eye, this otherwise healthy and
active teenage girl was paralyzed from the shoulders down.
The only thing not paralyzed was Megan’s spirit and drive to walk again. What followed was intense
rehab at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injuries at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in her
home state of Maryland. See the video.