Marine recovers from brain injury, will run in half marathon
By Kyle Horan
May 14 2013
One Eastern North Carolina man has overcome all odds to recover from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
SSgt. Ryan Anderson was injured in Iraq in 2006 when he was subjected to 7 improvised explosive device explosions in three days.
The injuries SSgt. Anderson sustained eventually left him nearly unable to walk and his ability to speak fading.
"The doctors told me they didn't think I would be able to walk again," SSgt. Anderson said.
"They didn't think I would be able to stay in the Marine Corps. Here I am six years later, still going strong."
SSgt. Anderson started rehabilitation in 2010 on a hand bike. Three years later, he can now travel up to 70 miles on a regular bike.
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