Kevin Everett: Paralysis and TIRR
When Buffalo Bills’ football player Kevin Everett arrived at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
in September 2007 after suffering spinal cord injury on the field, he
was paralyzed from the neck down. After months of aggressive therapy led
by a group of physicians, physical therapists and occupational
therapists – that came to be known as the “dream team” – Everett has
made remarkable progress and is now walking. His story of recovery has
been described as a miracle and serves as inspiration for thousands of
spinal cord injury patients.
Kevin’s story is told in the book Standing Tall.
Written by sports columnist Sam Carchidi, the book chronicles Everett’s
journey of recovery from his horrific injury to the care and
rehabilitation he received by his specialized spinal cord team at TIRR.
the aggressive rehabilitation he received at TIRR, Everett would not be
walking today. The treatment he received at the onset of his injury,
coupled with the comprehensive care he underwent as part of the
hospital’s spinal cord injury program, have resulted in extraordinary