Chicago Tribune: “A quadriplegic’s moving story”

By John P. Huston, Chicago Tribune reporter
June 6, 2012

Pedaling from coast to coast was always a dream for Mark Stephan, and he wasn’t going to let anything block his route — not even the 2007 accident that left him a quadriplegic.

Defying the odds, and after punishing rehabilitation, he has recovered some movement and feeling in his limbs — enough to turn the wheels of a recumbent tricycle. In April, the 53-year-old Winnetka man began pedaling in San Diego with the objective of cycling 3,129 miles east to Jacksonville, Fla., by the end of June.




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