A Texas teen who overcame a fatal injury says staying positive is medicine for the heart.
Then 14-year-old Blake Hyland was at a gymnastics practice in Waco, Texas when he flipped and hit his head on the concrete floor with the force of a high-speed car crash. He suffered several strokes and spent the next 5 weeks in a coma.Doctors at a hospital in Waco gave him a 50-50 chance at survival ....and if he did pull through, they said he would never be the same.
His father told WFAA, "When they showed us the images, it was emotional, I'm not going to lie. It was sad... A punch to the gut... The worst feeling you could ever imagine as a parent, but I remember at that point I turned to my wife, grabbed her hand, and I looked at the doctors and I said, 'We appreciate your diagnosis, but our God is bigger than that, and our son will walk out of this hospital one day.'"
And he was right. Blake eventually woke up and then slowly regained control of his body.
It's been more than a year since he began his road to recovery. He's 16 and has a lot to look forward to.
His miraculous recovery is being documented in the film 'Look Up And Look Forward' created by students at the University of Texas.
But it's probably his spirit that's most surprising. Even after all of this, Blake insists he's never had a bad day in his life.
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