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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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Changing Lives in UgandaThe impressive quality of Berry students and alumni has caught the attention of one of the nation’s most recognizable news organizations. Three times this spring, CNN has featured stories with a Berry connection, the most recent focusing on a group of refugee students whose pathway to future success passed through the Gate of Opportunity. Full story.

An earlier feature (click accompanying image to see video) chronicled the work Brin Enterkin (12C) has done on behalf of Ugandan orphans through the African SOUP, a nonprofit she founded as a student. The network also shared the inspirational journey of Ryan Boyle, a current student who has recovered from a near-fatal childhood accident to become a published author and Paralympic hopeful in para-cycling. Ryan’s story.

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