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THIS CAT IS ENJOYING HIS 9 LIVES

Posted by HG on May 1, 2007

Leo Walcott is lucky to be alive let alone playing high school sports. When he was 5 years old he fell 4 stories and landed on his feet. According to a witness,leo-walcott.jpg he jumped up right away even with a broken leg. He immediately fell unconscious when the blood rushed to his brain. Doctors had to drill holes into his head to drain blood. He had to have some of his skull removed, and was told he would never play contact sports again.

He began to play soccer at 13, but his mom took him off the team because she feared for his health. A few years later the family learned of a way for Leo to participate in sports… He could have a titanium plate put in his head.

The surgery was a success and Leo returned to his high school track practice two weeks after his surgery. He ran in the 800 meters last Tuesday, clocking in at 2:23. That’s 8 seconds off of his normal pace, but damn good considering everything he’s been through. Proving that he’s tougher than the average bear, Leo Walcott is going to play football in the fall.

Four-story fall didn’t slow Middletown athlete. Courtesy of The Times Herald-Record

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