Dr. Boghossian Gives Devin an Opportunity of a Lifetime.
Dr. Boghossian and Focus on Independence
Dr. Boghossian recently gave Devin an opportunity of a lifetime. To make Devin’s life a little easier, Dr. Boghossian performed laser vision correction for no charge.
Devin is a 22 year old Mixed Martial Arts fighter (MMA) training out of Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness in Sacramento, CA, and a member of Team Alpha Male. On May 14th, 2012 Devin was critically injured while sparring during practice. He suffered a C4 vertebra fracture and dislocation causing major spinal cord damage. The injury left him quadriplegic, with a neurologically complete spinal cord injury. The head neurosurgeon told Devin’s mom that he would have no gross motor skills at all. However, Devin proved everyone wrong and with his perseverance he has started lifting his arms and has started feeling stimulus on his legs.
Devin wore eyeglasses and since the injury the simple step of putting and taking on and taking off his eyeglasses was difficult. Devin found Dr. Boghossian through the program Focus on Independence which is a non-profit organization with the goal to increase the independence of people with spinal cord injuries by reducing their need for glasses and contact lenses through vision correction surgery.