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Brenham Football Player Recovering After Stroke

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

A Brenham High School football player has made a remarkable recovery, just three months after suffering a stroke after football practice.

Doctors say 17-year-old Justin Davis’ condition is extremely rare, especially in people his age.

“I'm just blessed that he's here because we didn't know if he would be,” said Misti Davis, Justin’s mother.

Doctors didn’t know if Justin would ever walk again. But against all odds, he was back on his feet about two months after brain surgery.

“It felt amazing standing with my team, being back where I wanted to be,” said Justin Davis.

Justin says he’s catching up on school work at home, but he’s been on his classmates’ minds at school. Justin was elected homecoming king this year, he’s one of the captains of the Cubs football team, and he was recently inducted into the National Honor Society. Justin plans to graduate on time with his class in June.

“Justin is a diligent worker; he works hard and gives everything 100% no matter what,” said Garrett Altman, a Brenham High School football player.

“He's a great guy. That's all you got to say. He's a great guy,” said Cubs football player Robert Stark.

The Davis’ say they are extremely grateful to Brenham community, because of all the support they have received since Justin suffered the stroke in August.

“I think Justin had to be chosen. I don't know if anyone else could have brought our community together like he did,” said Misti Davis.

However, the Davis’ say being in the spotlight has been an adjustment.

“It’s not something you would usually see in a person my age, being known for having a stroke. Being known for athletic reasons, a lot of people have that,” said Justin Davis.

Justin has already exceeded doctors' expectations, but he still has a long way to go. Justin has undergone two brain surgeries, and he's still in physical and occupational therapy in Brenham. Doctors expect Justin to have a full recovery.

“He still can't move his left hand yet but it will come. It will come,” said Misti Davis.

If you would like to donate money to help the family with medical costs this Thanksgiving, you can go to any Wells Fargo Bank location. The account is listed as the Justin Davis Fund.


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