Teen Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury Crosses 5K Finish Line

September 5th, 2016

A teen who collapsed and suffered a traumatic brain injury last year at a half marathon in Virginia finally completed his goal by walking across the finish line last Sunday.

Greg Kenney Sr., father of 18-year-old Greg Jr., told ABC News he and his son had been training together to compete in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach last September. He had no idea that when his healthy son collapsed near the 12-mile point he would eventually be told by several doctors that his son would live in a vegetative state for the rest of his life.

The teen’s mother, Stephanie, a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force, said doctors still can’t explain exactly what happened.

“Greg had just started high school. He was a senior class president. He had a 4.11 GPA. He was in the running to be the valedictorian,” she told ABC News. “He worked out every day of the week. He was in perfect physical fitness when this happened. He was all set for his future.”

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