Eric LeGrand's Mission of Kindness

The former football player, who is paralyzed from the neck down, talks about his new mission to spread kindness and inspire others.
5:37 | 12/22/16

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speaking of another inspiring story, it's about my friend Eric Legrand, he was a star player on the Rutgers university football team before devastating injury ended his career. But it's what he's done since that's truly remarkable. Take a look. Fumbled it. Rutgers says they have it. Looks like Eric Legrand was at the bottom of that pile. Reporter: At 6'2" and 275 pounds Eric Legrand was a star player on the Rutgers football team. When one tackle changed his life. Ooh. By Eric Legrand. Fracturing his c-3 and c-4 vertebra paralyzing him from the neck down. In 2011 he told ESPN -- My body was stuck. Tried to get up but I couldn't. I was like -- could I pass out, may I die here? Reporter: But Eric's spirit was unbreakable. It's not about the impossible, it's about the possible. Reporter: His Fox Sports digital series "Mission possible" pays tribute to inspiring athletes overcoming adversity. People see wheelchairs. I don't. I see a brotherhood. Reporter: Like pro wheelchair basketball player Jeremy. Did you see that? Bam. Reporter: And Tommy, 5-year-old golf sensation. I'm only bilateral woman who ever finished the Boston marathon. And Jamie, a double amputee. For Eric life has no limits and any mission is possible. Wow. Wow! Chills from head to toe right now. Chills from head to toe. Eric is here. Eric Legrand is here in our audience this morning, everybody. Eric, thank you for joining us. Not only you, we get your mom Karen too which I'm excited about and so you're so inspiring and do so much for so many people and these stories of "Mission possible" is inspiring. What inspires you. It all started when I put together at a foundation event for my foundation, you know, Michael Luciano came up to me was paralyzed and told me he did a documentary with this group called "Mission possible" and they wanted to tell me all about it. When they came to my house they just came as Normal people and I got to meet them and explain how they wanted to pay it forward and show other people's stories and wanted me to be the host and use my platform to share these stories. I was like, this is what I want to do in my life. This is perfect and incredible people I've gotten to meet on the journey. They help and inspire me as we get to share their stories each and every day and help me get through my injury and helping them too getting introduced to cool things maybe they've never been able to do before. And inspires all of us. Karen, you must be so proud of everything he's doing. Michael, yes, I'm very proud of Eric. The fact that he's been able to overcome, you know, just to fight through this injury and accomplish so much and then now he wants to showcase other people and their stories and put, you know, put them in a light where they may not normally have been is just, you know, a testament to his character. Yes, very much so. And do you have any -- for lack of a better word, favorite stories coming out of the ones you're telling. I've gotten like I said to do incredible ones. One of my favorite places to be is down in Miami in the 305 so down there was cool to get out on a boat and haven't been out on a boat since my injury so that was a cool experience and seeing him play basketball but all these stories like 5-year-old Tommy one arm golfer, just, it's crazy watching him. You know on the golf course and Guyana and bringing her to the prom. Incredible moment. Her whole family, the e-mail I got that day made me realize I need to do this and seeing those stories with Celeste and Jamie and it goes on. All of it all of them. I got the perfect person for this. I've known you a long time and been so active with everything and helped so many people, we wanted to bring you here today to like shine some light on your show on but told you a little story. I brought you here for more than that. I'm going to turn the tables a little bit and going to honor you for everything you've done, okay. So we teamed up with sears and they are donating $10,000 to Eric Legrand, which is your charity. There you go, team Legrand. And team Legrand is part of the Christopher and Dana reef foundation to help find a cure for paralysis which you do so much for so many people and that is the goal of that and sears, it's the holiday time. Have you done all your shopping? No, I haven't. Have you? I have. You're done. Yes, I did. In case you have a little something special you want to get someone, sears is also going to give you each of you a thousand dollar gift card so you can have that little last-minute shopping spree. I like that. I like that. Since you're done with all your shopping, mom, you can still get me a little something. I know she is. I though off camera, hey. You know, Eric, you're so inspiring and, Karen, thank you both for being here this morning. We want to thank sears for its generosity and let everyone know it's not too late to get your last-minute holiday shopping done. Go to the sears website and buy gifts and pick them up -- on the same day at the store and thank you guys so much.

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