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Every year, this paralyzed diver takes one jump off the diving board

Sophia Swinford - published on 12/19/17

Cliff Devries doesn't let his paralysis keep him away from what he loves.

You would think that being completely paralysed on half of his body should make Cliff Devries wary about jumping off a high dive, but he seems to disagree.

Though prior to his paralysis he was an All-American diver, Devries now works as a coach, instructing college athletes in the sport he is still so passionate about. Every year on his birthday, he lives that passion again. With the assistance of some of his students, he takes one exhilarating head-first dive.

“Being around diving has always been a great type of therapy for me,” says Devries. His passion for the sport, far from being abandoned due to his injury, has been a continued support and refuge for him through his trials.

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