Paraglider thanks St. Mary’s Medical Center for saving his life


WHITNEY: NEARLY A YEAR AGO, DAMIEN LEROY MADE A PROMISE TO HIMSELF. HE WAS DETERMINED TO GET BACK ON THE WATER. TODAY HE IS FLYING HIGH ABOVE THE WAVES ON JUNO BEACH.>>GETTING CLOSE TO 100%. WHITNEY: THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM HE HAD A GROUP — BROKEN BACK AND CRACKED RIBS. THE PRO ATHLETE WENT OVER THE OCEAN 150 FEET IN THE AIR ONLY TO CRASH IN NEARBY BRUSH. AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND RECOVERY THAT HE SAYS WAS MADE ENTIRELY POSSIBLE BY HIS CARETAKERS. ST. MARY’S HAD ASKED ME TO USE MY PHOTOS FOR CONTENT. I WAS MORE THAN HAPPY JUST BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH THEY DID FOR ME. WHITNEY: LEROY IS NOW THE POSTER FOR THEIR TREATMENT. LITERALLY.>>I’M SUPER GRATEFUL TO BE ON THE BILLBOARD. THERE SHOULD BE THOUSANDS OF FACES BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE DAILY. NURSES, TRAUMA, EMS. IT WAS SUCH A GNARLY ACCIDENT. I FEEL LIKE I’M GETTING A SECOND CHANCE. WHITNEY THAT SECOND CHANCE MIGHT BE ON THE BIG SCREEN. LEROY WAS ASKED TO DO STUNTS FOR

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