Eric LeGrand visits RFH

January 3rd, 2013

Rumson, NJ — Eric LeGrand will visit Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on Friday, January 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, “Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life.” This highly-anticipated event was originally scheduled for November and was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Written with Mike Yorkey, “Believe” is an inspirational memoir based on a journey that began on October 16, 2010. Eric, then a defensive tackle for the Rutgers University football team playing under Coach Greg Schiano, was injured in a game against Army at MetLife Stadium. Eric was left paralyzed from the neck down but began an amazing tale of rehabilitation and hope as chronicled in the pages of “Believe,” which is Eric’s first book.

Eric’s emotional return to the field a year after his injury was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. During the past year he has been symbolically drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where Mr. Schiano is now the head coach, and was presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs. In his home state, Eric was given the Unsung Hero Award by the New Jersey Hall of Fame and named The Most Influential Person in New Jersey by the Star-Ledger newspaper. Eric is on the air broadcasting for Rutgers radio and is continuing his studies. He serves as the Ambassador for The Kessler Foundation, which is one of the largest public charities supporting people with disabilities.

Join this amazing young man as he discusses his journey and his new book, “Believe.” Admission is free and copies of the book will be available for purchase. A special edition for young readers aged eight years and older will also be available. River Road Books is selling copies of “Believe” in advance of the event for those wishing to avoid long lines. The store is located at 759 River Road in Fair Haven.

For more information, contact:

Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Public Relations or 908-347-8885

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