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HUNTER PINKE

Hunter Pinke's message is one of student-to-student outreach, a reminder that all around us people are suffering, and that a kind word or action in the right moment can change everything.
Your circumstances change. Your situation is not always what you dreamed it would be. Adjust your goals and keep working to achieve new goals and live out your dream.
Pinke served as captain for the Fighting Hawks, who went 5-2 and advanced to the FCS quarterfinals for the first time in program history before severing his spine in a 2019 ski accident.
We need to have conversations with people from different places, races, ethnic experiences and points of view to bring all people together. We need to listen.

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I received calls nearly one year apart, one devastating and one of opportunity. Responding to them taught me different, but connected, lessons.
The Pinke family has experienced many joys during a difficult time, including a recent outpouring of support from a Grand Forks, N.D., restaurant.
WDAY's Kevin Wallevand caught up with University of North Dakota football player Hunter Pinke as he arrived at Hector International Airport on Wednesday, March 25.
After 90 days in Colorado recovering from a severe spinal injury, Hunter Pinke is coming home.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — There must be moments when Hunter Pinke wonders: “Now what?”
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Before the UND football team would run through the inflatable helmet at the edge of the Alerus Center turf, Hunter Pinke would command the attention of his team.

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Editor’s note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series chronicling the injury and recovery of 22-year-old UND football player Hunter Pinke. Part 1 covered his positive approach and motivations, Part 2 covers his future plans and goals and Part 3, which will publish Friday, will cover the lasting legacy of his story in this region.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first installment of a three-part series chronicling the injury and recovery of 22-year-old University of North Dakota football player Hunter Pinke. Part 1 covers his positive approach and motivations. Part 2 will cover his future plans and goals. Part 3 will cover the lasting legacy of his story in this region.
This is part one of WDAY's Kevin Wallevand's three-part series on Hunter Pinke and his mission to recovery following a ski accident that paralyzed his legs.

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