Jockey Eibar Coa proved miracles can happen when he arrived at the
Woodmont Country Club in Tamarac, Fla., late Tuesday afternoon to attend
a benefit golf tournament held in his honor.
Coa, who was left nearly paralyzed throughout his body after sustaining a
fracture of the C4 vertebra in his neck in a spill that took place
pulling up after the finish of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park on Feb.
18, brought many of those in attendance at the golf tournament to tears
when he got out of his wheelchair and walked to join his many friends
and colleagues from the jocks' room for a group picture.
"I don't know whether to laugh or cry, seeing all my friends," said Coa. "I'm thrilled. No words can describe this."