My Story

Anthony became a C1 quadriplegic after tragically being struck by a car while walking to a friend’s house after school. C1 is the highest level of spinal injury. It left Bartl with quadriplegia, unable to move or feel below his neck or breathe without a ventilator, and requiring 24/7 care. Bartl urges people to consider whether driving slightly faster is a worthy trade-off for the deaths and serious injuries that could be caused. “It’s a bit ridiculous getting worked up over a few seconds – compare that to a whole lifetime of injury or a lifetime of disability.”