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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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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.