Teen Incredible Recovery From Life Altering Brain-Injury

Donny Maldonado

(CBSNewYork) — Running a marathon is an ambitious goal for anyone. But for one Long Island teen, it seemed impossible to even walk just two years ago.

That’s because he was badly injured when he was hit by a car while walking to school. But as CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Thursday, he has made a remarkable recovery.

Lots of folks train for marathons, but Donovan Maldonado stands out from the pack. For him, every step is learned. Rewind just two and a half years ago, when walking seemed out of the question. His life was in doubt.

Donny’s family chronicled his journey after he was hit by a car en route to middle school, leaving him with a profound brain injury.

“We got horrible news that he wasn’t going to make it because he had so much internal bleeding,” mother Laura Garces Maldonado said. CONTINUE