Harris Personal Injury Lawyers 2015 Fall Scholarship Recipient
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. understands the difficult process of recovery after you’ve been seriously injured. We know how devastating and life altering those injuries are and admire the strength and courage it takes to overcome them. We offer scholarships for college students who have suffered a serious injury, and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. After reading through hundreds of applications we are pleased to announce the winner and recipient of the Harris Personal Injury 2015 Fall Scholarship, Mr. Dante Moten from Houston, TX.
In February of 2010, sixteen year old Dante was riding in the backseat of his friend’s car when they were t-boned as they made a left hand turn. The impact hurtled him from the vehicle and landed him on a manhole cover. He was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter where the doctors found a severe C3-C4 spinal cord injury which meant he’d never be able walk again. Adjusting to life as a quadriplegic has been difficult, Dante said “I felt like my future had been taken away from me. I couldn’t hang out with friends, play basketball, skateboard, or even hug my mom anymore.” But as time progressed his perspective changed, “I realized that I should not look at my disability as an excuse. I may not be able to walk or do many other things, but I still have my brain, family, friends, and personality; which can take me a long way.”
He hasn’t let his injuries get the best of him. Despite not being able to use his arms or legs, he made it through high school using voice recognition software on his computer and graduated. He is now enrolled at the University of Houston-Downtown and maintains a 3.33 GPA as he pursues his degree. We would like to congratulate Dante on his accomplishments and thank him for his example of perseverance and his unconquerable spirit. We wish him the best of luck in his educational endeavors.