Paralyzed Waco firefighter can drive again

(Photo by Wes Waller)
(Photo by Wes Waller)(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 6, 2017 at 8:02 PM CDT
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Waco firefighter Garth Goodwin was paralyzed in May, but five months later he's starting to regain his independence.

Goodwin started to drive again this week with the help of a special truck with hand controls installed.

In mid-May, Goodwin, a veteran at the Waco Fire Department, was paralyzed from the waist down after falling from a billboard in an off-duty work accident.

He's now bound to a wheelchair.

The community rallied behind Goodwin and his family in the months after his accident.

There's currently a house being built for them paid for entirely through donations.