S.B. Lee examines patient Randy Carroll,
also quadriplegic. "Dr. Lee has given me strength, something
to look forward to," says Carroll.
S.B. Lee, a former Olympic hopeful,
is quadriplegic. He’s also chief resident in Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation.
On the night before his life would change forever, S.B.
Lee slept fitfully. As he nursed a series of minor injuries
from grueling gymnastics training, he resolved to prove
to his parents that their move to the United States was
not in vain. He relived the magical moment at the Olympic
gymnastic trials just days earlier, when he discovered he’d
earned a spot on the Korean men’s gymnastics team
for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
But the next morning at practice, when the high school
senior attempted the somersaulting dismount he’d done
hundreds of times before, he fell and landed on his chin.