Ashland County teen vows to walk again after being paralyzed in snow-tubing accident | fox8.com
SULLIVAN, Ohio-- A Northeast Ohio teenager who was left paralyzed from the waist down in a snow-tubing accident in February vows that he will walk and run again.
Tommy Smithberger was an energetic sophomore who loved to play football at Black River High School in Ashland County. Then on Feb. 7, he had a terrible accident. He was on a tube, being pulled by a four-wheeler when he slammed into a tree.
"I just thought I got the wind knocked out of me, till that went away and then I thought I broke my ribs. And then, I couldn't feel my legs," the 16-year-old said.
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