Aug. 29 marked the Saturday before the beginning of BYU’s 2015 fall semester, and 18-year-old Josh Hinton was enjoying his Freshman Orientation outdoor party.
His spinal cord was also severely injured. He felt no pain as he lay on the ground. He felt nothing at all.
“I wasn’t super scared — but I remember calling out for help. It was hard to breathe, so I just focused on my breath. Words were hard to get out.”