Last July, Cook was nearly killed. The 21-year-old was riding his bike home from class at the University of Minnesota when he was struck by an SUV near campus. Cook was paralyzed below his neck and he’s had to adjust to his new normal.
Cook has adjusted by getting the chance to play his cherished video games for the first time since the accident. Instead of using his once lightning-quick hands, Cook’s mouth and chin now maneuver the on-screen characters with various patterns of sips and puffs on what’s called the quadstick.