Junior Fuel player battling off the ice

Junior Fuel player battling off the ice


YOUR CENTRAL INDIANA CHEVY DEALERS.>>CARSON RAINY IS A MEMBER OF THE JUNIOR FUEL HOCKEY CLUB. THEY TRAVEL A LOT MORE GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TA TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TS TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TN TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TA TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TD TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TH TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TS TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18TD TOURNAMENTS, BUT ON JANUARY 18T, GARY, NEVER MADE IT TO PITTSBURGH TO PLAY.>>WHEN THE CAR STOPPED I IMMEDIATELY LOOKED FOR HIM AND CALLED OUT FOR HIM AND WHEN I TURNED AROUND HE WASN’T THERE IN THE CAR. IT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST TERRIFYING MOMENT OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.>>Reporter: IT WAS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, CARSON WAS ASLEEP IN THE BACKSEAT WHILE HIS DAD DROVE. IT WAS LIKE ANY OTHER ROAD TRIP UNTIL THEY HIT A PATCH OF ICE, SENDING THE CAR INTO A GUARD RAIL AND CARSON EJECTED OUT OF THE BACK WINDOW.>>HE CALLED FOR ME AND I FOUND HIM. HE WAS ABOUT 40 FEET AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE.>>Reporter: HE HAD THREE DAMAGED VERTEBRAE AND NEEDED IMMEDIATE SURGERY. HE ALSO SUFFERED A LACERATED KIDNEY AND A COUPLE CUTS ON HIS HEAD, BUT MIRACULOUSLY NO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.>>THE DOCTOR IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM SAID, CARSON, IF THERE’S A PERFECT WAY TO FLY OUT OF A CAR YOU FIGURED IT OUT.>>Reporter: TOUGH AS NAILS AS GARY SAYS. HOCKEY HAS BEEN EVERYTHING SINCE CARSON WAS NINE YEARS OLD. GARY REMEMBERS WHEN HIS SON FIRST LACED UP AND JOINED THE YOUTH LEAGUE.>>HE CAME OFF THE ICE BAWLING. I’M DONE. I DON’T WANT TO PLAY ANYMORE. I CAN’T DO A HOCKEY STOP. I CAN’T SKATE BACKWARDS. I SAID, BABY, A LOT OF THESE KIDS HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE THEY WERE FOUR YEARS OLD.>>Reporter: SO FOR THE NEXT WEEK CARSON WORKED ON HIS OWN.>>HE WOULD SIT THERE IN THE MORNING AND WATCH HOCKEY SKATING VIDEO AND IN THE AFTERNOON HE WOULD GO OVER AND SET IT UP ON THE BOARDS AND JUST PRACTICE. SO WHEN HE CAME BACK TO PRACTICE IT WAS THE SECOND TIME THEY HAD SEEN HIM AND THEY’RE, LIKE, WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS KID IN A WEEK? THEY’RE, LIKE, HE’S SKATING BACKWARDS NOW AND HE CAN DO A HOCKEY STOP. HE WATCHED YOUTUBE AND FIGURE THED IT OUT AND THAT’S THE WAY THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN SINCE.>>Reporter: CARSON’S DETERMINATION ON THE ICE IS HOW HE’S TACKLING HIS RECOVERY. HE CAN’T WALK BUT SLOWLY REGAINING STRENGTH IN BOTH OF HIS LEGS. JUST LAST WEEK HE STOOD UP FOR THE FIRST TIME.>>THE FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN YOU STAND COMPLETELY ON YOUR OWN IN 21 DAYS.>>EVEN WITH THE EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES HE’S STILL JUST — I’M GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT. I CAN DO IT.>>Reporter: CARSON ISN’T ALONE ON THIS JOURNEY. THE HOCKEY COMMUNITY HAS RALLIED TO SUPPORT ONE OF THEIR OWN.>>ITS BEEN INCREDIBLE. THE FUEL, THE JUNIOR FUEL THAT STARTED A GOFUNDME PAGE BY THE 28TH I THINK IT WAS UP OVER $30,000. IT WAS JUST AMAZING. THE WELL WISHES THAT WE HAVE BEEN GETTING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY PEOPLE SAYING MY KID PLAYS HOCKEY HERE OR THERE.>>Reporter: AND WHILE HE CAN’T PLAY RIGHT NOW, THE INDY FUEL ARE MAKING SURE TO HONOR THEM WHEN THEY DO WITH A STICKER ON THEIR HELMET.>>THEY’RE ALL FROM OUT OF TOWN AND WE COME INTO INDIANAPOLIS AND HAVE EXPERIENCES WITH GREAT PEOPLE AND FANS. IT’S ONLY RIGHT TO RETURN THE FAVOR.>>ALL OF US HAVE RIDDEN TO GAMES WITH PARENTS AND FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FROM THE TIME WE WERE FOUR, FIVE YEARS OLD. AND ANY TIME SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS IT MAKES YOU TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND APPRECIATE HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE AND WE OBVIOUSLY WANT TO SUPPORT.>>IT’S A POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT OF HOW GREAT HUMANITY CAN BE. IT REALLY IS.>>Reporter: SO EVERYONE IS CERTAINLY ROOTING FOR CARSON. HE’S BEING TREATED AT RILEY

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  1. Antonio Breitenberg says:

    Fantastic video! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

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