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SPOTLIGHT VIDEO: Once-Paralyzed Doctor Climbs Idaho's Highest Peak

Screenshot from video by Jason Urry
St. Lukes

Last month we told you the story of a Twin Falls doctor, who was once paralyzed, but was able to climb Idaho's tallest mountain. Now you can watch a video of his inspiring climb.

Jonathon Myers broke his neck ten years ago in a car accident. Paralyzed from the neck down, he fought back and learned how to walk again. He went to medical school and specialized in rehabilitation.

When he came to Twin Falls, he started campaigning for a machine called a Balance Master, which helps people learn how to walk again. He and his colleagues at St. Luke's came up with a plan for him to climb the highest peak in Idaho to help raise money for the machine. He did the climb last month, in a little over 10 hours.

One of the team members, Jason Urry, produced a short video of the climb. You can watch below as Myers conquers Mount Borah:

St. Luke's says the team raised the $125,000 to buy the machine and will be purchasing the equipment.

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As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.