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.