One never knows how a split second can change your life, until it happens, according to western Iowa farmer Craig Smith.
Smith's life changed in a split second in March 2007, after he fell through a roof he was repairing, while doing what he loved--farming with his dad. As a result of the fall, he received a spinal cord injury at the T9-T10 level vertebrae, leaving him a paraplegic.
He was in the hospital in Omaha for two weeks until the doctors could make some repairs and then he was transferred to Des Moines for rehabilitation.
During his three-week rehabilitation in Des Moines, Chuck Larson, a rehabilitation specialist with the Easter Seals Rural Solutions, found Smith and started talking to him about what could be done to help him accommodate his limited mobility.