Scott Chesney Brings Inspirational Message To Genesis

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 11, 2014 – Scott Chesney woke up on a December morning in 1985 with numbness in his toe. He thought maybe it was related to a basketball game the night before.

The numbness climbed up both legs until he was paralyzed from the waist down.

There was no accident, injury or trauma involved. At age 15, Scott Chesney had a spinal cord injury similar to a spinal stroke. He has been paralyzed since he was diagnosed with foix-aljouanine syndrome, a rare malformation of blood cells that can be present in the body for a lifetime with no damage, but can also erupt as they did with Chesney.

Paralysis has not defined Chesney. He has navigated through a rewarding, adventurous life with paralysis. He has explored complementary and alternative medical treatments across the world, become a father and a husband and now tells his story of facing adversity and overcoming obstacles.

On March 25, Chesney will speak at the Adler Education Center of the Genesis Heart Institute at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Chesney’s appearance in Davenport is sponsored by the Christopher

& Dana Reeve Foundation. Chesney has presented his story to Fortune 500

Corporations, at hospitals and rehabilitation centers, and at dozens of colleges, universities and K-12 schools.

Chesney has lived life to its fullest. He skydives, para-sails and has had adventures around the world.

For information, or to make reservations, call (563) 421-3491.