"For Eric Redmon, June 12, 2003 was shaping up as just another summer’s day. He’d lifted weights for football to add muscle to his 160-pound frame, dutifully cut the greens at Deer Trail Country Club and even visited his orthodontist.
His plans that evening included driving to a friend’s birthday party as the 16-year-old enjoyed his downtime between his sophomore and junior years at Commerce High School. But instead of an evening of teenage summer fun, Eric found himself in a fight for his life after an automobile accident left him with a traumatic brain injury, ruptured spleen, punctured lung and fractured C4 vertebrae. Eric still bears the weight of that night.
Eric walks but with the aid of a cane and walker. His voice is soft and somewhat strained. He, at times, struggles with short-term memory.
At the same time, this is a story of triumph. Eric used the circumstances of that fateful drive as a catalyst to pursue all of life’s dreams. Today, he’s a philanthropist, speaker, a small business owner and — in his latest endeavor — an author."