How often do we get nominated for an award for doing a good job?  Not often.  Most of us put in a hard eight hour day with no benefits or vacation, watching lives passby us while trapped in a windowless cubicle.  And when you get right down to it, that job is a cakewalk compared to the career choices some people have made and continue to pursue.

Tell that to Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and he’ll most-likely laugh in your face.  Despite being on-air for less than one season, the paraplegic actor has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his role on Fox’s sitcom “Brothers”.

Daryl “Chill” Mitchell was nominated for an NAACP Image Award less than ten years after a motorcycle accident left the actor paralyzed from the waist down. (Source: RedCarpetColors)

For the paralysis lawyers, this is a great example of how you can live with paralysis and not have it put the breaks on your life.  Through Mitchell’s art and creativitiy, he continues to strive and reach his goals despite his restricted movement capabilities from a wheelchair.

Mitchell became a paraplegic after a motorcycle accident left him with a severe spinal cord injury back in 2001.  Since “Brothers” first aired in fall, 2009, Mitchell has been sending a message out that forget the set of wheels he’s in; the laughs are what matters.

Mitchell is an ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and their Paralysis Resource Center (PRC), which released a study displaying that the number of black-Americans living with paralysis comes to about 17 percent when put up against the 12 percent American population that are African-American.

“Wheelchair or not, Chill gets around more than most people I know,” said the Vice President, Quality of Life for the Reeve Foundation.  “He literally moves mountains for others by the example he sets for those who live with paralysis, particularly those in the African-American community.  We’re going to be rooting for him.”

The paralysis lawyers who work at our law firm will be doing the same and despite an official win, Mitchell will always take home the gold for his achievements in life, art, and overcoming the odds.

If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury or become paralyzed, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis attorney.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.

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What do you think about this story?  Do you think that Mitchell has overcome some amazing odds?  Do you think his acting would be different were he not paralyzed?

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