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Injured student athlete will return to renovated house

Posted December 19, 2010

— Church and community members renovated the home of an injured Rocky Mount Academy football player this weekend to welcome him back from months in rehab.

Church renovates home of injured student athlete Colt Brake. Church renovates home of injured student athlete

Colt Brake, 16, crushed his C4 vertebra and fractured his C5 vertebra, injuring his spinal cord, during a football game in October against Parrott Academy. He had no feeling from his neck down immediately after the injury, but regained some feeling in his hands a few days later.

He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville before being transferred to a spinal cord injury rehabilitation program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

On Wednesday, he'll return home.


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  • 2BHonest Dec 20, 2010

    This is a great, warm and fuzzy story. Just not enough of it. Glad Colt is well enough to return home.

  • just my2cents Dec 20, 2010

    Great job by the friends and family of Colt. Colt 55 all the way! Praying for your continued recovery.

  • mpeckerar Dec 20, 2010

    Welcome home Colt!

  • mkjonesnc Dec 20, 2010

    PTL!! This was a terrible accident but it is wonderful that people have upfitted his home to accomodate his needs.

    I personally know the difficulties of trying to use a wheel chair in a non-accessible homes. Great news!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Dec 20, 2010

    That's tough.