"I remember walking down the hospital halls with therapists..." Kyle's Survivor Story

"In 2008, I suffered a stroke while playing soccer that affected the right side of my body. Coincidentally, my dominant side. I didn't know what it meant for me, because I was only 13. I remember my coach sitting there face to face with me as I lay in the bed unable to talk. I remember having lost the ability to express myself. I remember not being able to run properly, or throw properly. Yet, here I am today. I was able to rehabilitate myself to the best possible me, get back to school, get good grades and go to high school. In high school I was able to do track. I was recruited [for college sports]. I've never thought this hard about it, but it is an amazing thing to say that even after having a stroke and having to overcome all of my one side body weaknesses, I was good enough for a college to reach out. I honestly can't believe it. I remember walking down the hospital halls with therapists, sitting in the therapy rooms and such doing exercises to get my function back. I cried once because supination and probation of my wrist was difficult. But yet, here I am today in college defying all the people who said I couldn't. I'm thankful for the experiences and people that I met through this journey, and wouldn't have it any other way. It made me settle and grow up. I think that if I've come this far, why stop now? I'm gonna reach as far as I can, then keep reaching more." -Kyle, stroke survivor ➡️Your quote can be featured! For consideration, message it to our FB page or email info@hopeafterheadinjury.com with your paragraph of inspiration💚 We are all in this together! #HopeAfterHeadInjury

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