Guest Speaker Inspires Students and Staff

Eighth grade students at Middle School North listened to a presentation by Chris, who sustained a traumatic brain injury about 4 ½ years ago. He had intensive surgery and was in an induced coma for eight days. It was unclear if Chris would survive. After years of dedication and hard work, he graduated from high school and is now a junior at Columbia College. He provided words of wisdom to the eighth-grade class, encouraging them not to give up, and to do what makes them happy in life. His story was inspirational for the students and staff.