Fran Donnellan celebrates with her son, Drew, at the UA College of Fine Arts graduation ceremony. Drew, while a 16-year-old student at Salpointe Catholic High School, was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident six years ago this weekend.
Gym monitor Kayla John helps Drew work out at the UA. Regular workouts have helped Drew adapt his body since the accident.
Drew's gymnastics career came to an end on May 12, 2006, after he over-rotated on a flip and landed on his head.
At Craig Hospital in Denver, Drew learned to operate his motorized wheelchair by blowing through a tube.
UA sophomore Hunter Kroll and Drew Donnellan study for finals at the UA's Center for Disability Related Resources. Drew completed his college career with a media arts degree and earned all A's and B's, with a single C, and has thrived on his independence.
Deep inside, Drew Donnellan felt the anniversary coming. He always does this time of year.
A driver who appears to have lost control of his car this afternoon struck a pedestrian on Tucson’s south side, police said.
A car hit and likely dragged a Tucson man Friday night, and then the driver left without stopping to help, officials said.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wrecked his city car Thursday
afternoon in an accident in which no one was injured.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a
third fatal accident in the Tucson area today.
SAN DIEGO — The nighttime collision of a Coast Guard aircraft on
a rescue mission and a Marine helicopter left nine people feared
dead at sea Friday as investigators tried to solve the mystery of
how the air crews failed to see each other in a heavily used
DEAR ABBY: My daughter insists that she's a "multitasker" — too
busy to telephone or text except when she's driving. It scares me
to be in the passenger seat while she's talking on the phone or
picking up toys the baby has dropped from his car seat.
When you've hit bottom, there's only one — well, you know how
the saying goes.
The family of a 54-year-old man killed last year in a head-on,
alcohol-related collision has filed a wrongful death lawsuit
against the driver of the other car and her parents.