Chuck became a C2-C3 quadriplegic in a shooting accident in 1981. He was just 15 years old. Chuck spent the next year of his life at Yale New Haven Hospital under the care of Dr. William Glenn. When Chuck finally returned home on April 1, 1982, he began pacing and has continued pacing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With the independence gained from his diaphragm pacing system, Chuck completed high school and a data processing course at a local college. He is currently employed as a Programmer/Analyst at a Fortune 500 life insurance company.

Chuck states “I’m very content with my life right now. I have a loving wife, a nice, comfortable home, a great career and a wonderfully supportive family. God has blessed me in many ways.”

The Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker is an implanted phrenic nerve or diaphragm stimulator. It consists of surgically implanted electrodes and receivers with an external transmitter and antennas. To learn more about the benefits of the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker, please contact us by mail, phone, or through our website.