Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Surviving SBS: Alex Roberts

The Pantagraph has a great story about Alex Roberts, a high school senior in Illinois who's not - unfortunately - your typical SBS survivor....

Everything about Alex Roberts suggests “healthy” and “productive.” On this night, she scores 10 points and continues her assault on the Pantagraph area rebounding lead.

Watch her play, and you understand how she’s caught the eye of junior college recruiters. Still, there is so much you can’t see, so much you don’t know.

It’s OK. Most people in her hometown don’t know how improbable all of this is.

They don’t realize Roberts was given last rites at 7 months old, her family fearing the worst as she laid motionless on an OSF St. Joseph Medical Center gurney.

They have no idea Roberts was a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome at a babysitter’s house, that she beat long odds before taking her first step.....

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