Paralyzed Man, 44, Walks Out of Hospital

A Lincoln man initially told he had been paralyzed from the neck down in a bike crash last year has walked out of a Lincoln hospital.

Forty-four-year-old documentary filmmaker John Andrews was injured on November 4th in the crash, which bruised his spinal cord.

Andrews first learned how dire his condition was while lying in an MRI chamber following the crash. He insisted that hospital workers unstrap him from a gurney — and was told he was not strapped down.

Doctors saw his toes moving a few days after the crash, and Andrews then made a promise that he'd walk out of the hospital.

He did just that yesterday. He will continue his rehabilitation at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln on an outpatient basis.