Teen Paralyzed in Skiing Accident Welcomed Home

By Stephanie Parkinson

April 7, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2013 at 7:12 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – A local high school student, who is now paralyzed, was welcomed home Sunday.

A group of family and friends gathered at the Yum Yums Yogurt to welcome home Noah Barbkneckt, a Northrop student, who is paralyzed from the breast-bone down after a skiing accident around Christmas last year.

At the event Innovation in Motion donated a wheel chair to Noah, which allows him to go outdoors and do the things he's always loved to do like hunting.

"He's been going with me since he was 23 months old. And he actually took his first deer at eight years old, and he was already back to bow hunting by the time he was ten. So this chair is an unbelievable asset and it means so much to myself and to Noah for him and I to keep doing what we've been doing for the past 13 years of his life," said Jason Barbknecht, Noah's Father.

Jason says Noah plans to return to school Tuesday even though he's already finished his required classes online.

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