Rapid, complex spinal surgery restores cyclist Dean Otto's crushed spine after being hit by a truck. Now Otto is training for a half marathon with the driver who hit him and the doctor who helped save his life.

| 9 days ago

Dean’s Back on the Road Again

Dean Otto’s road to recovery is not over until he runs with his neurosurgeon, Dr. Matthew McGirt and the driver, Will Huffman, in a half marathon in Napa! We are following them as they make stops along the way. First up is a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show early September, followed by The Today Show at the end of the month. Even in the spotlight, Dean and his team still need to train, so we will be sharing highlights of how training is progressing for the big race on September 24. Stay tuned for information about Dean’s miraculous recovery from those who treated him firsthand and what all it took to make his back whole again. Dean’s story is one you do not want to miss, so hop on and enjoy the ride!

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