Sandy Springs teen aims for 2016 Paralympic Games - FOX 35 News Orlando

Sandy Springs teen aims for 2016 Paralympic Games

Posted: Updated:
Ryan Boyle Ryan Boyle
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -

Paracyclist Ryan Boyle is on his way to competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games, but he says his journey was far from easy.  The Sandy Springs boy was 9 years old when a truck ran over him in 2003.

"It shattered the back of my skull. It skidded for 55 feet before coming to a complete stop," said Boyle.

Doctors told him he would never walk again.

"I spent two months in my coma. I was given no hope of coming out of my coma," Boyle said.

He is now inspiring hope in others. Boyle has written a book about his journey called When the Lights Go Out. He hopes his story of survival will encourage others to never give up the fight.

"Just never stop believing in yourself, and if you can think it, you can get it," Boyle said.

Ryan says after years of therapy, it was his support from his family and his faith in God that helped him face his challenges.

"I know he only gives you how much you can handle, and this is how much I can handle," Boyle said.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Dine Out for Project Open Hand

    Dine Out for Project Open Hand

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:39:13 GMT
    Head out to the a participating restaurant to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Dining Out For Life.
    Head out to the a participating restaurant to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Dining Out For Life.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:25 GMT
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
  • Mountain Festival Brings Music, Dancing To Dahlonega Square

    Mountain Festival Brings Music, Dancing To Dahlonega Square

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:08:13 GMT
    The North Georgia town of Dahlonega is best-known for its gold. But this weekend, music will bring more than 50,000 people to the historic town square.
    The North Georgia town of Dahlonega is best-known for its gold. But this weekend, music will bring more than 50,000 people to the historic town square.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices