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High school football standout defying odds after horrific car accident

Krysten Muir was advised she would possible by no means stroll once more after a horrific car accident. Now, the native excessive school football standout is defying the odds, once more.

PHOENIX — Krysten Muir was advised she would possible by no means stroll once more after a horrific car accident. Now, the native excessive school football standout is defying the odds once more, however this time, it is not for being a woman on the gridiron. 

Members of the Arizona Cardinals’ group and dozens extra turned out to the house of the Padres on Saturday morning to help Krysten Muir, who kicked for the varsity football staff roughly 5 years in the past. Famously, she turned the primary feminine to attain some extent in an AIA state championship recreation. 

“It’s really awesome that these kickers wanted to come out and support this event,” Krysten stated. 

She’s being humble. They are all right here for her, together with her dad and mom, encouraging her to proceed to push as she recovers from an accident earlier this year that left her with an exploded vertebra and confined to a wheelchair.  

“These people, they love her,” stated Luis Zendejas, a former ASU and NFL kicker. “This community loves her. Marcos opened up the doors for us to make sure that she knew that Marcos loves her too.”

Initially, medical doctors advised her she was more likely to by no means stroll once more. But from the leap, Krysten was having none of it, telling therapists she was able to be transferred to a wheelchair instantly.  

“They have been like, ‘No, we don’t do this the primary day. Patients aren’t prepared,’” Krysten stated. “And I was like, ‘Alright well, I’m ready, I wanna get wild.’ I’m like, ‘Let’s go.’ And so like, ‘You wanna get crazy, let’s get crazy.’” 

Now, she says the medical specialists anticipate her to be strolling by the tip of the year. And regardless of her ongoing struggle, Krysten provides phrases to those that could also be in the course of their very own: “Tell yourself every day, ‘Hey, you got this. It’s okay. We’re going to be strong. We have all this time. We’re still here. We’re alive. So, now let’s make the best of it,’” she stated. 

For Krysten, which means staying concerned with the sport of football.

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