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Upstate man seriously injured in mud run now back home

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GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate man, injured earlier this year in the Goodwill Mud Run, is back home after nine weeks in the hospital.

Shannon High was injured in April on the first obstacle in that mud run, breaking his neck after he dove into the water.

"It was a freak accident," High told FOX Carolina. "I hit something head-on. Whatever it was, broke my No. 4 and 5 vertebrae."

The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

In the weeks since, High has received a tremendous amount of support from the community in the form of cards and benefits to help him and his family with medical bills.

Wednesday afternoon was his first chance to come home after spending time in hospitals in Greenville and Atlanta. High's home is now equipped with a ramp for his motorized wheelchair.

Doctors have told High that he could recover from his injuries but have not given him a timeline. High said therapy has allowed him some very limited movement and he still has the sense of touch.

"If you touch me anywhere on my body, I can feel it from my toes to my head," said High.

High and his family have started the #highhopes hashtag on social media to raise awareness.

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