No. 7: Chris Mason-Hale takes his first steps since paralyzing injury (8% of the vote)

Months before the football season began, we already had one of the top feel-good stories of the year. Nearly three years after suffering a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a scrimmage, former Western Tech linebacker Chris Mason-Hale took his first steps. "I took the initiative with my own life, I guess," said Mason-Hale, who rehabbed at The International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute. "I realized the only thing I couldn't do was what I didn't try."
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
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