EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSoldier Beats Odds In Recovery
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Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 4, 2013 9:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 11:22 PM EDT
Parkersburg, Wood County , West Virginia
The Fourth of July has always been fireworks, cookouts and fun, but there would be nothing to celebrate if it wasn't for our veterans.
Life for Tech Sgt. Alex Mace, a Parkersburg native, changed in June 2012 after a bicycle accident in Italy.
His injuries included broken ribs, holes in his lungs and trauma to his brain and spinal cord.
Doctors told his wife that Alex had only a one percent chance to live, but Alex bet against the odds and went through several surgeries and months of rehab.
Just last week, the couple revisited the site of his accident.
“There's so many different feelings - happiness , very nervous,” Mace said. “You name it, I'm feeling it at this point."
Climbing that mountain again was an important milestone in Mace's recovery.
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