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Living his life 'To the fullest': Paralyzed Saratoga man shares story after wreck 14 years ago


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In this March photo, Yvonne Johnson poses with her son Brandon. BRandon was in a severe car wreck 14 years ago near Saratoga that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Brandon now lives in Florida telling his story to youth.

After a car wreck left him paralyzed from the chest down, simple tasks like inserting a DVD into a laptop disk drive became tedious.

But even with limited use of his arms and fingers, Brandon Johnson, who survived a car wreck 14 years ago, was able to achieve the task.

“It took me about 45 minutes and about 30 tries, but I got it in the side of my laptop,” Brandon said.

After 14 years, Brandon does not remember anything from the crash, he said, and is living with the consequences of his poor choices for the rest of his life.

Brandon has had 14 surgeries, died three or four times and co...

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