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Jared Coppola pushes forward

Small steps are huge steps for St. John's Prep alum paralyzed in scrimmage

Updated: May 1, 2013, 4:31 PM ET
By Brendan Hall | ESPNBoston.com

DANVERS, Mass. -- With each conversation the night before, the morning of and on the car ride to his high school alma mater, the message Skip and Dawn Coppola conveyed to their son Jared was the same: Let them know what you're doing. Let them know where you're at. Let them know why you're doing this program.

"We all know -- we live with you -- but everybody else doesn't," Dawn told Jared. "They don't know what your routine is like, what you do on a daily basis. You're a kid who's ...

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