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Ryan Boyle

Berry student Ryan Boyle shows off his cycling prowess for CNN. Photo by student Blake Childers.

Ryan Boyle dreams of representing the United States as a cyclist at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Earlier this month, he took a big step toward achieving that goal by earning a spot on the U.S. national developmental team. The Berry sophomore is one of 17 riders chosen for the national developmental team and 36 overall who will represent Team USA during the coming year. This is the latest chapter in an amazing comeback story for Boyle, who was struck and nearly killed by a pickup truck at the age of 9. In the aftermath, he had to relearn how to breathe, swallow, talk, eat, stand, sit and walk. His inspirational journey has been chronicled by CNN and in Boyle’s own book, When The Lights Go Out: A Boy Given a Second Chance.

 

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