Carlsbad Author Recovers from Paralyzing Bike Injury

One year ago, John Miksa, an author and avid cyclist, was paralyzed from the neck down in a cycling accident. Paramedics transferred him by helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where emergency surgery saved his life.

Upon discharge 21 days later from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Rehabilitation Center, Miksa walked out without assistance.

As seen on San Diego 6 Morning News on August 23, 2010.

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