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Alex Boye dedicates concert to paralyzed BYU freshman

Josh Hinton returned to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
Josh Hinton returned to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
Steve Landeen, Deseret News

When Brigham Young University freshman Josh Hinton lay paralyzed in the hospital, listening to hymns from Alex Boye calmed him down so he would not fight with his ventilator.

On March 12, Alex Boye dedicated his concert in Toole, Utah, to Hinton, according to The Daily Universe.

At new student orientation in fall 2015, Hinton broke his neck while running through a bounce house obstacle course. Boye visited Hinton during his first month in the hospital, which Hinton said was one of the best days of his life.

Hinton attended Boye’s concert in a wheelchair. At the concert, Boye invited him to share some thoughts.

“Going through this, a lot of times I feel like in order to cope I just have to shut down,” Hinton said. “There is a balance in everything, and you don’t stop being happy and just ignore the sadness in life.”

Read the article on The Daily Universe.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com