In 2006, Drew Donnellan, a Salpointe gymnast, was injured during a routine and left paralyzed. The Star has followed his journey from recovery to college graduation.

  • By Ryan Finley Arizona Daily Star
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One of Tucson's top male gymnasts is paralyzed from the neck down after suffering spinal cord damage in a tumbling accident his coach says hap…

  • Story by Patrick Finley / Photographs by Benjie Sanders Arizona Daily Star
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The flip was routine. Drew Donnellan had done it hundreds of times, even working on a double. A few days earlier, he had tried a single, overr…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Drew Donnellan reaches his lips to the plastic straw sticking out of his motorized wheelchair.

  • Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star
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The room with the drum kit will be Drew Donnellan's bedroom, at least for now. Volunteers have been renovating the old brick-and-plaster house…

  • By Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star
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Two hundred yards and a row of metal detectors away from the throng, Fran Donnellan tried to reassemble her son's wheelchair.

  • By Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star
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The Donnellans had their annual Christmas party one week ago.

  • By Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star
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Fran Donnellan might be the first mom in history to enjoy being brushed off by her son.