August 23, 2011
For years we’ve reported on the danger of concussions as it exploded from the pro ranks to the pee wees. Along the way we have talked to doctors, star athletes, coaches and sportscasters, but no story has touched us as much as that of a brave young man and his family who have struggled to turn tragedy into hope. Wheelchair bound after a tragic head injury on the football field, Zack Lystedt set a goal to walk across his high school graduation stage. We return on his graduation day and see how he went from an injured boy to “the kid who changed football.”
Also, for the first time, the government is paying parents of troops wounded in battle who need expensive care. Check out this clip from the story:
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