Eric LeGrand has been confirmed to speak at the New Jersey Conference on Disability and Employment, scheduled for October 2, at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.
While at Rutgers University in 2010, Eric LeGrand enjoyed playing the game of football as a defensive tackle. But after a severe spinal injury (from an intense collision during a game at MetLife Stadium), which dramatically changed his life, LeGrand found himself wondering if he’d ever recapture that kind of success on the field.
Eric quickly became an advocate for individuals that are affected with spinal cord Injuries and disorders. Fueled with passion, he formed Team LeGrand of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Established in 2013, the proceeds generated from the charity go toward research to find a cure for paralysis and help to improve the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.
The agenda for the conference, which will attract members of New Jersey's disability community from around the state, is currently being developed.