Marc Buoniconti Biography – Marc Buoniconti Wiki
Marc Buoniconti is the son of legendary All-Pro and Hall of Famer linebacker and former Miami Dolphins Nick Buoniconti. He serves as President for both, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, The Miami Project’s fundraising arm.
According to Marc Buoniconti’s biography on the Miami Project website, born September 29, 1966, in Boston, Massachusetts, Marc moved to Miami with his family when the Boston Patriots traded Nick to the Miami Dolphins in 1969. Two Super Bowl victories and increasing fame never stopped Marc’s parents, Nick and Terry Buoniconti, from providing their kids with an All-American family life. The athletic Marc excelled in sports, but football remained his first love. His prowess merited a full scholarship to The Citadel, South Carolina’s premiere military institution.
The 220-lb., 19-year-old sophomore earned a starting position on the football team. Marc was doing what he loved best when tragedy struck. On October 26, 1985, in a play against East Tennessee State, Marc Buoniconti sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Marc had suffered a dislocation of the C-3, 4 vertebrae, and a severe spinal cord injury that would leave him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He faced a long, agonizing recovery, with no hope of walking again. For Marc, “rehabilitation” meant learning to breathe without a ventilator, and mastering the breath-controlled wheelchair that would provide his only mobility.
Marc began the painful journey to a new life under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Barth A. Green, who along with the Buoniconti’s, co-founded The Miami Project to answer the dire need for research into the mysteries of spinal cord injury.
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He was born on September 29 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
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Marc is the son of Nick Buoniconti and Terry Buoniconti. Marc said in 2017 that his father was his biggest hero. “He could have been sitting on the beach sipping champagne for the rest of his life. But what did he do? He went around and gave the rest of his life to help his son.”