Woman Makes Miraculous Recovery After Horse Accident
Autumn Hampton, 22, is recovering from falling off of her horse more than four years ago. Doctors told her she had less than a 1-percent chance to live. After months of being in a coma, Hampton unexpectedly woke up. After years, she is speaking and walking again. She is continuing her rehabilitation at Carrick Brain Center thanks to funding from a non-profit called Move 2 Improve. She hopes to continue finding support to receive the therapy after funding runs out at the end of next week.
By Christine Lee, NBC 5 News | Sep 19, 2014 View source
ESPN: Sean Entin and life after the ‘choke’
Mixed Martial Arts – Two months ago, on a beautiful late summer night, my smartphone buzzed with a text. “Josh, this is Sean Entin; it’s been a while. I have a story that you may like to hear.” He was correct, it had been a couple years at least, but Entin hadn’t forgotten how to grab my attention.
We met more than a decade ago, when I was a reporter feeling my way around mixed martial arts, and he was a manager trying to do the same. Entin, now 40, worked most closely with Mark Kerr during the heavyweight’s self-destruction. “The Smashing Machine,” an HBO documentary in 2003 that focused on Kerr’s fall as he participated in Pride’s famed Grand Prix 2000 tournament, only provided a glimpse into the troubles Entin dealt with on a daily basis.
Eventually, Entin fell out of touch with Kerr; his attempts at staying in the management game fizzled, and a move to create a televised professional league for amateur-style wrestling went nowhere. But he continued to maintain relationships in the business, and liked being at the fights.The week before Thanksgiving 2011, Entin visited San Jose, Calif., to watch his friend Dan Henderson fight Mauricio Rua…
Darrell Gholar’s Struggle to Survive, Thrive
To survive is to change. That is a basic tenet of life as we know it. Adapt or die. Everyone from Marcus Aurelius to Stephen Hawking to Floyd Mayweather Jr. has famous quotes on the subject. What then could be me more deeply frightening than a fait accompli, something that happens to you that cannot be changed, something that happens that can never be undone no matter what you do?
There might be an answer. If anything, the worst situation — or at least the one that is more maddeningly frustrating — is a situation in which something can be changed but the power to change it is out of your reach.
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