In 2000, Carol Diefenbacher’s son Brandon Wagner was involved in a car accident. He was the only one who survived but the crash left him paralyzed. Wagner, now 28, is set to represent Canada in wheelchair basketball on the Paralympic stage this summer in London.
In 2000, Carol Diefenbacher’s son Brandon Wagner was the only survivor of a car crash that left him paralyzed. “Brandon said after his accident, ‘You know mom, you’ve always taught us that everything in life happens for a reason,’ ” she recalled. “I felt like I had just been punched in the stomach.”