Paralympic Athlete Overcomes Brain Injury to Win Silver Medal

Ryan-Boyle

(KDVR.com) – At the age of just 24, Ryan Boyle is an accomplished author and has won a silver medal representing the United States at the Paralympic Games – all this after overcoming a tremendous obstacle when he was young.

In October 2003, Boyle suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit and dragged by a truck at nine years old. He spent two months in a coma and then only had movement in one finger but his will to recover never faded.

At the age of 10, he had to learn how to do everything all over again. During that time, he asked himself how he could be an athlete again and never gave up.

So back in 2016 at the Rio Paralympics, he won the silver medal in time trial cycling. He also finished fourth, just out of medal contention, in the road race. He’s currently training for the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo. CONTINUE