Man pushes through physical therapy in order to reach goal

By WEEK Producer

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A young man is pushing through his physical therapy so he can get back to doing what he loves.

Brendan Quinn, 22, was in a motorcycle accident last fall that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Since the accident, Brendan has spent his days working hard to regain his strength and even shoot a bow.

He said his passion for deer hunting is what keeps him going, even on the toughest days.

"Me and my dad went out there and the hardest part was getting out there because it was all snowy and wet. Everyday they would talk about hunting in therapy like 'did you get out again, did you get out' and I was like yea, and they say 'did you get anything, and I was like 'not yet,'" Quinn said.

Brendan said accomplishing this goal has made him more optimistic about his future.

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