SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Free tickets are available through Friday for a speech next week at Seton Hall University by Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers football player who suffered a paralyzing injury during a game in 2010.

His presentation is at 6 p.m. on Monday at Walsh Gym.

“Eric will be talking about what motivates him to power through his intense rehabilitation as he moves forward in his quest to walk again and how this experience has changed his life in many ways,” said Lori Riley, the director of public relations, marketing and special events for the School of Health and Medical Sciences

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Two therapists from the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation also will talk about their work with LeGrand. They include Sandra “Buffy” Wojciehowski, a physical therapist, and Gabriella Stiefbold, an occupational therapist. Wojciehowski is a graduate of Seton Hall’s School of Health and Medical Sciences.

The event is part of the School of Health and Medical Sciences’ Interprofessional Perspectives speaker series.

To register for tickets, go to

The reporter is a student participating in hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts.