(WIBW) – Blake Finley admits he was a little wobbly the first time on his feet after three weeks in a coma, but soon, he was challenging his therapists. “I’d walk around the whole playground, and I was like, ‘This is too easy. Give me something harder,'” the 12-year-old from Auburn, Kan. recalled during a recent break from his packed schedule of sessions at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s Lincoln campus.
After all, when you dream of playing FIFA and being the next Lionel Messi, you can’t afford much time on the sideline. “You do fancy foot tricks with (soccer), and the goalie can block it and throw it. That’s what I like about it,” he explained.
His goals were nearly cut short Nov. 30th, 2018, on a dark, foggy night, less than two blocks from his house. “The neighbor kid came to the house and told us that Blake got hit by a car,” Blake’s mom Makaila Bryant said. “We thought he was joking.” CONTINUE