Kevin Cole :
09/09/2021 04:04 PM
My son is a soccer player. I have been to 90% of his games and practices over 11+ years. On December 1st, 2019, my wife and I could not make his game. I was receiving updates all game via text. All of sudden, they stopped. 10 minutes later I received a call. "Your son is on the ground with a compound fracture in his leg and blood pouring out."
It haunts me that I was not there for him. As the parents and coach gathered around him, they tried to console him. Remarkably, he was not crying. He asked to things; "Is my leg still there?" and "Did it go in?"
The EMT's and Nurses at Plantation General Hospital (In Florida) were awesome and we are blessed and grateful for what they did for us and what they do for all of us every day! He was in the hospital 11 days and almost lost his foot (pic below-not gory). After 3 surgeries and 6 months of rehab he had his moments of despair and struggle.
He worked hard and was back on the field 5 months after his last surgery and even scored the winner in his first game back (video below)! I am so inspired by his strength and courage. He and our daughter (who overcomes anxiety issues daily) are beacons of hope for us. I know today is a day for facing tough obstacles and overcoming them.
I want to thank the coach, parents, EMT's, nurses, doctors, rehab tech's, teamates and everyone who helped him get back. Without them, he wouldn't be where he is now. It was a profound lesson in gratitude and that we are definitely not alone.
Could you please play Chris Cornell's live version of "Thank You" for all that helped Axel overcome.
Currently 0.0/5 Stars.