North Port High Student: From Broken to Running

All it took was one second in September 2018. One second the junior cornerback for North Port High School’s Bobcats was running to make a tackle. The next second, he was on his back on the field after colliding with four players at the same time and going helmet-to-helmet, with full force, with one.

“At first, I couldn’t feel anything, and that was frightening,” Wendy said.

Massive relief flooded Wendy and both teams when he started moving his arms and legs within a few minutes, but it was short-lived.

“I tried to stand and that’s when the pain hit hard. They took me off the field on a stretcher. I tried to stay calm and not cry a lot, but I was thinking my future would never be the same,” he said.

Wendy’s neck was broken. Continue reading.