Duy Truong is a standout on the Worcester State track & field team, running the third leg of the 4 x 200-meter relay team that set a school record last month. He may be one of the school’s top runners today, but there was a time not long ago that the ability to even walk was an accomplishment.
During his senior year at Doherty (Worcester) High School in 2010, Truong was hit over the head with a baseball bat while trying to escape a brawl in Amherst, Mass., resulting in severe skull fractures and swelling of the brain. When he awoke from surgery, he was unable to move the left side of his body and doubted whether he would ever be able to compete again.
But Truong was adamant in his rehab efforts, and, after taking his final year of high school off from sports, he returned to the track at Worcester.
Check out Truong’s inspirational story in the video above.