(NOTE: Boomer & Carton are holding a special NHL alumni hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 to benefit Mike Nichols and the Reeve Foundation. Entrance includes a Yankees ticket voucher. Tix and details: christopherreeve.org/nichols)
NEW YORK (WFAN) — Once a hockey player, always a hockey player.
Nobody embodies that mentality more than Mike Nichols, who suffered a C-5 fracture during a game for Monroe High School (N.J.) on January 4. The spinal cord injury left him paralyzed, with no feeling below his ribs and limited use of his arms.
The 18-year-old is bringing the fight day in and day out. He shared his journey and gave an update on his progress during a visit Tuesday to WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show.
“I don’t truly realize, I think, I don’t embrace how much I help other people,” Nichols told Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. “I’m just a hockey player. I just work hard. I just do the best I can every day. Maybe I wasn’t going to make it to the NHL. Maybe I was supposed to be in a chair. But there’s a reason. There’s a plan for everything.”