Published: April 23, 2024

Editor's Note: The following excerpt is from an article featuring Reginald Rogers (Iota Psi/RIT 2021). It was written by Logan Jackson and originally published by the Missouri Honors College. Read more to view the full article.

Reginald Rogers woke up on June 18, 1999, and expected it to be a fairly uneventful day. Rogers was at home in Atlanta, Georgia, enjoying a well-deserved break after finishing his sophomore year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Late in the afternoon, Rogers hopped in his car for a quick trip to pick up his father.

He never made it to his destination.

Rogers was involved a terrible accident, one that kept him in surgery for 14 hours and unconscious for three days. When he awoke, he had no memory of the collision and was welcomed with some harsh news – doctors weren’t sure if he would ever walk again. Rogers let those words settle for a minute. Surprisingly, a sense of determination came over him. Never one to back down from a challenge, Rogers wanted to start rehab as soon as possible.

Read the full story here.