why is gov. abbott in a wheelchair?
Share. Watch on. Many Texans ask why Governor Greg Abbott is in a wheelchair. His story is one of triumph over tragedy. On a summer day in July 1984 Governor Greg Abbott a 26-year-old recent law school graduate decided to take a break from studying for the bar exam by going for a jog in a west Houston neighborhood as he’d done many times before. While out running a large oak tree along his path cracked and fell on Governor Abbott’s back leaving him forever paralyzed from the waist down.