Exciting News for Searsmont Man 

A man from Searsmont who was left paralyzed after a freak accident will soon be getting special rehab that could one day help him walk again.Nick Defrancesco has been accepted into the Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut which focuses on specialty rehabilitation.He will be leaving Maine Wednesday morning…Defrancesco was accepted on scholarship, which means no cost for him.Defrancesco and his partner Trisha went to the Belfast Curling Club earlier this year to enjoy a day off together.But he slipped on some ice and crushed two vertebrae.He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where doctor’s diagnosed him a quadriplegic and told him it was unlikely he would walk again.IT’s a notion he refuses to accept and hopes to work on while in Connecticut.