A second chance: One South Walton man's journey to recovery

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 01:57 PM.

Chance still has progress to make to achieve complete independence. He still struggles with walking and speaking full sentences clearly, not to mention his left arm is still atrophied and his medical benefits are waning. But his attitude has changed for the better.

"God healed my soul first and my body second," said Chance.

"I am second" is a popular phrase in the McMinn household. Chance sports a bracelet baring the motto, as well as a sticker on the back of his motorized wheelchair.

"Prior to this accident, Chance was living for Chance," Stephanie explained. "He's always been a good-hearted, generous guy, but he was a little wild and consumed of the world. Now he sees the importance of putting God first."

Part of Chance's recovery has also been giving up drinking and smoking.

"I don't even crave it," he said.

"I'm glad something good got knocked into you," Stephanie said with a laugh.



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