Francesco Clark was just 24, enjoying the first night of a summer rental on Long Island, when he decided to take a late-night dip.
“The second I dove in,” he says, “I realized I dove into the shallow end of the pool.”
Francesco was paralyzed from the shoulders down. “You’ll never move your arms,” doctors told him. “Don’t even think about your legs. Don’t even bother.”
Editor's Note: Tune in to CNN Saturday, June 1, at 2:30 pm ET to see "The Next List's" 15-minute profile of innovator Francesco Clark.By