On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock, a 17-year old junior at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas broke his neck making a tackle. Though her son was paralyzed from the
neck down, unable to lie with his head elevated off a flat bed, or even
sit in a wheel chair, his mother, Ann McClamrock, rejected suggestions that the family
place him in a nursing home or other institution for quadriplegia
victims. Instead she brought her son home and devoted the rest of her
life to his daily care in his own bedroom. Ann's greatest wish was that she would live at least one day longer than
John so that he would never be without her care.