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St. Louis Rams Offensive Tackle

Thibodaux High School
 
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Employment History

Education

  • master's of business administration
    Southern University
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St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Greg ...
www.houmatoday.com, 22 May 2015 [cached]
St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson poses with Myron Wright April 3 during an Easter egg hunt at Eagle Drive Park in Thibodaux.
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The event will honor Myron Wright, who was paralyzed in 2002 as a sophomore at Thibodaux High School when he took a hit from behind during a football game. The impact fractured a vertebra in his neck, leading him to lose movement in his arms and legs.
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Wright said Alexis got the idea after attending the Mardi Gras Indians' Super Sunday celebration in March and that residents began reaching out to Alexis to support his vision of bringing that event to Thibodaux. He said he hopes the event will bring the community together and showcase New Orleans culture and art.
"The outfits these people are going to be wearing, I don't think people understand the time and effort they put into them," he said.
Wright, who works in the spine and sports medicine centers at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, expects to graduate from Southern University in December with a master's of business administration. Next month, he'll head to Houston for treatment at TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital.
"It's a lot of therapy, just basically trying to get back on my feet," he said.
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St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson poses with Myron Wright April 3 during an Easter egg hunt at Eagle Drive Park in Thibodaux. St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson poses with Myron Wright April 3 during an Easter egg hunt at Eagle Drive Park in Thibodaux.
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Mardi Gras Indians from New Orleans will bring a second line to Thibodaux on Sunday to help celebrate a local man's journey to walk again.The event will honor Myron Wright, who was paralyzed in 2002 as a sophomore at Thibodaux High School when he took a hit from behind during a football game.
E.D. White Catholic High football coach ...
www.houmatoday.com, 26 Aug 2011 [cached]
E.D. White Catholic High football coach Kyle Lasseigne introduces Myron Wright (left) to his team Thursday afternoon at the school in Thibodaux.
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Myron Wright was a wide receiver at Thibodaux High School. He was at E.D. White to give a pep talk to this year's squad.
Sporting a gold shirt - one of Thibodaux High's colors - he sat passively as a flood of red-and-white clad players shuffled through the door.
They were fresh from practice, smelling heavily of sweat and grass. Some of them were still breathing visibly.
Taking their seats, they all looked in front of the stage, where Wright was sitting.
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Looking at his team, Lasseigne pointed to Wright.
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With that, Wright spoke.
"I was in your shoes not that long ago," he said. "Now I'm where I am."
Wright leaned his head forward, his eyes intense. The rest of his body remained limp in the big electric wheelchair to which he is confined.
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"It wasn't a real hard hit," Wright told the players.
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Wright said he works out every day, trying to coax his numb limbs back to life. He has made several trips to a California therapy agency - much of the significant expense for the therapy has come from the larger Thibodaux community.
Wright said he was grateful for the community support. But he made it clear that he doesn't want pity.
"I'm an athlete," he said. "I know that I need to do whatever it takes to be the best I can be. That's how you should look at life."
He glanced over at Lasseigne.
"When coach has you running, don't think 'When is coach going to let us stop running?'" Wright told the players.
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E.D. White Catholic High football coach Kyle Lasseigne introduces Myron Wright (left) to his team Thursday afternoon at the school in Thibodaux.
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E.D. White Catholic High football coach Kyle Lasseigne introduces Myron Wright (left) to his team Thursday afternoon at the school in Thibodaux.
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A 25-year-old former player was in the empty cafeteria at E.D. White Catholic High School late Thursday afternoon waiting to give a pep talk to members of a rival football team.Myron Wright was a wide receiver at Thibodaux High School. He was at E.D. White to give a pep talk to this year's squad.Sporting a gold shirt - one of Thibodaux High's colors - he sat passively as a flood of red-and-white clad players shuffled through the door.They were fresh from practice, smelling heavily of sweat and grass. Some of them were still breathing visibly. Taking their seats, they all looked in front of the stage, where Wright was sitting.Their coach, Kyle Lasseigne, stepped forward."It's a privilege to have somebody who's very important to our community here today," Lasseigne said.
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"Now I'm where I am."Wright leaned his head forward, his eyes intense. The rest of his body remained limp in the big electric wheelchair to which he is confined."And I'm going to get better."Wright's story is particularly poignant for a team of football players about to kick off the season. He was hit from behind while blocking an extra point in a 2002 game against H.L. Bourgeois High School. The impact left him paralyzed."It wasn't a real hard hit," Wright told the players. "But when I was on the ground, everything was limp. It was like I was floating."His "freak accident" hasn't stopped him from earning a business degree from Nicholls State University or discouraged him in his relentless quest to walk again."I never accepted this wheelchair. I still don't," he said. "You know what it's like to work hard for a game, to do the workouts and practices. I know if I want to walk again, I need to work."Wright said he works out every day, trying to coax his numb limbs back to life. He has made several trips to a California therapy agency - much of the significant expense for the therapy has come from the larger Thibodaux community. Wright said he was grateful for the community support. But he made it clear that he doesn't want pity. "I'm an athlete," he said.
Myron Wright receives ...
www.houmatoday.com, 8 Aug 2011 [cached]
Myron Wright receives his degree from Nicholls State University.
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With a business-management degree in hand, former Thibodaux High School football player Myron Wright said he is ready to double-down on his efforts to walk again.
"I want to try and finish something I started," he said. "I'm asking the community to help me receive another chance."
Wright, then a reserve wide receiver for Thibodaux High, was slammed from behind by a player from the opposing H.L. Bourgeois team during a game the night of Nov. 9, 2002. Bruises and swelling from the injury put pressure on his spinal cord and left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
Wright, now 25, hopes to make it back to Project Walk, a treatment facility in Carlsbad, Calif., for a third visit. The program is specially designed for people with spinal-cord injuries.
He said that he put his goal of returning to California on hold while he finished his studies at Nicholls State University. Wright graduated in December.
"I wanted to focus on school," he said, adding that it frequently meant cutting back on exercising. "I put a lot of work into it."
Wright said he plans to open a sports-apparel store. Since graduating, he has been putting together a business plan.
Making the return trip to Project Walk, which comes with an $86,000-a-year price tag, is not easy, and Wright said he is relying on the community to help him.
Plans are under way for The Myron Wright Foundation's fifth-annual walkathon Nov. 19 at Peltier Park in Thibodaux. Wright said he is looking for sponsors to help put on the event.
"Raising money is a challenge. The parish, the community, has been good to me," he said. "I'm doing everything I can to walk again."
To sponsor the event or for information, you can call Wright at 413-3021 or email him at myron15@ymail.com.
Myron Wright leads the Myron ...
www.houmatoday.com, 20 Nov 2010 [cached]
Myron Wright leads the Myron Wright Foundation fourth-annual walkathon Saturday morning in Peltier Park in Thibodaux. Wright was paralyzed while playing football in 2002.
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THIBODAUX - Although walking again is a high priority for former Thibodaux High School football player Myron Wright, it comes in second on his list.
"My first goal is to get on my knees and just thank God," Wright, 24, said early Saturday morning before the fourth-annual Myron Wright Walkathon at Peltier Park in Thibodaux.
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Wright, who was paralyzed from the shoulders down during the last game of the 2002 season, maintains a positive attitude, which he attributes to being a former athlete.
"My main focus was to get better. I've always stayed upbeat, which started from me being an athlete, and with a lot of support from the community," he said.
That same community has contributed to Wright's last two stays at Project Walk - a program that aids in rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries - in Carlsbad, Calif.
"In 2007 I heard about Project Walk, and I saw that the mission was to help people in wheelchairs get out of their wheelchairs, and I thought this was the place I had to be," said Wright, now a student at Nicholls State University.
And with determination and the help of his family, the Myron Wright Foundation was created to get Wright walking again.
"The progress has been slow, but the more I work the more it pays off," Wright said.
But with an approximately $86,000-a-year price tag for Project Walk, a lot of successful fundraising had to be done.
"Just about everything Myron does is successful," Wright's uncle Robert Wright said during Saturday's event, which drew about 150 people to Peltier Park.
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"I heard about Myron through the disabilities office [at Nicholls] and liked his story, so I decided to come," said Amber Hicks, a Morgan City resident and fellow Nicholls student said.
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In February, Wright will return to California for the third time, just two months after he graduates with a degree in business administration from Nicholls State University - an accomplishment he says gives him a lot of options.
HoumaToday - Team, family cope as injured player vows to fight
www.houmatoday.com, 14 Nov 2002 [cached]
THIBODAUX - Thibodaux High School's Myron Wright is fighting something harder than two-a-day practices on the football field.
Wright, 16, is fighting to regain his mobility.
During Friday's season finale against H.L. Bourgeois, Wright, a sophomore reserve wide receiver, suffered a neck injury on a 2-point conversion in the first half.
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Beverly Fletcher, Wright's mother, said her son had surgery Wednesday at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center to repair a fractured vertebra in his neck that was "dangerously close to his spinal cord."
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Fletcher said doctors told her the surgery went well, and Wright should start rehabilitation Monday.
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Fletcher said doctors are optimistic because Wright regained some feeling in his arms and legs and was able to move his shoulders prior to the surgery.
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Fletcher said Wright has remained strong and has had a positive attitude throughout the entire ordeal.
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Thibodaux High coach Shawn Preston said Wright suffered the injury on a blocking play.
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While falling forward after being hit from behind, Wright was thrown backward on another hit.
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"The main thing I told them is to be strong and help Myron and his family.We got to be real supportive in a time like this."
Preston said the coaches and players are visiting Wright on a daily basis and are praying that he makes a full recovery.
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