Former North Texas Athlete Perseveres Through Poetry (via NBC DFW)

Nathaniel Little returns to Standridge Stadium, where 14 years ago, during his junior year at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, he suffered a catastrophic injury while tackling a fullback on the football field.

“I chased him down and grabbed ahold of him and we both kind of just fell and that play I just didn’t get up,” Little recalls.

The injury left Little paralyzed from the neck down. But also determined to not let what he calls a “freak accident” define his life.

“I didn’t want to let my injury affect who I was or what I wanted to do,” said Little.

He didn’t.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Little graduated the next year and went on to earn a college degree in Strategic Communications. Along the way, his sister introduced him to another form of expression – poetry.

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