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Beating the Odds: man recovers from car accident

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Two months ago Floyd Hicks was in a car accident. His doctors didn't think he would be here today. Fifty-six-year-old Floyd Hicks is beating the odds. He says, "I've gone full 360 degrees since I've been here. When I came here I couldn't hardly walk or talk or feed myself. Now I can feed myself and talk and walk enough to get by." A car accident almost killed Floyd. He couldn't move a muscle or speak a word. That was in April, before he started physical therapy at the David Health Care Center. Floyd’s physical therapist Teal Busteed says, "He made small gains initially. Now he's just making leaps and bounds. His posture is completely different. He's speaking normally and he's getting his personality back." State of the art rehabilitation machines helped speed up his recovery, but he says it is shear willpower that has kept him alive. Hicks says, "I try to put in as much effort as they put into me. I actually try to put a little extra in there so I can get better quicker." He treats each therapy session as an intense workout. Just to move his arm he has to push as though he's benching two hundred pounds. Each small step brings him new hope. Hicks says "you have got to have the will to live and the will to want to do and do right. That is what will make you feel better, believe me." Floyd says he'll be walking on his own in 6 months.

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