Boy with Brain Injury Defies the Odds

2015-0126 Nathan Gezzer

Nathan Gezzer is 14 years old, an eighth grader at Amherst Junior High School. He’s also a new member of the junior varsity¬†cross country team. That alone may not seem remarkable, but when Nathan Gezzer was three years old he was shaken by his stepdad and left with a traumatic brain injury. His stepdad was convicted and went to jail for six months, but “we got a life sentence,” said Colleen Wilson, Nathan’s mother.

Doctors said Nathan’s injuries were so severe he would never walk or talk again.

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