I suffered a spinal cord injury from a diving accident when I was 14 years old. As a result, I'm a C5-C6 Quadriplegic and confined to a power wheelchair.
Since I was still growing when I had my accident, my spine curved and was impeding my breathing. Therefore, I had to have a spinal fusion.
I suffered a massive amount of blood loss during this surgery and had to have 12 units of blood. Thankfully, this blood saved my life!