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Uncle inspires brother and sister team

As a Communications Intern at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, I got the honor of writing about Team Reeve All Star members Lindsay and Kevin Morgan, who will participate in the Musselman Half-Iron Triathlon in Geneva, New York this weekend, for my first assignment.

After listening to their heartfelt accounts of how their paralyzed uncle, Robert Morgan, has positively impacted their lives, I was left in awe. Their immense efforts and optimistic attitude have inspired me to appreciate and celebrate life.

I wrote this story, Uncle Inspires Brother and Sister Team, from the heart and I hope that their story motivates you as much as it has motivated me.

(Pictured: Lindsey and Kevin Morgan with their uncle Robert)

One afternoon, in January 1991, 33-year-old Robert Morgan was working at his parent's seafood business in Rochester, New York. In the midst of a robbery, Robert was shot.

"I remember my father getting a phone call," recalls Robert's nephew Kevin Morgan, 35, who was 16-years-old at the time. "It was probably the first time I had seen my dad cry."

"We didn't know if he would live or die," says Kevin's sister Lindsay Morgan, 32. "It was very hard for my dad and my family (living in Pennsylvania at the time), but we got through it."

Robert Morgan would live, but he would be paralyzed from his waist down.


Read the rest of their story.

Padmavathy Sonti
Communications Intern

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Published Friday, July 09, 2010 7:32 AM by gerthro
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About gerthro

I lived all my life in and around the Philadelphia area. Went to Temple University, taught television production at Plymouth Whitemarsh high school. In the meantime, I've had lots of jobs in television and multimedia. I left my position as the managing editor of MensHealth.com to come to the Reeve Foundation as the manager of online communications in 2007.
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