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Jun 2, 2021

In this week’s episode, we learn the story of Brady Hedge. At age 16, Brady suffered two separate hemorrhagic strokes requiring multiple surgeries and intense therapy to regain function. He is now 19 years old and has made a remarkable recovery. His life is on track, and his future looks bright. He tells his story of what it takes to make it through life’s devastating twists and turns. As a bonus, Brady’s mom Leslie Hedge joins the podcast to talk about getting through life’s events from the family perspective.


Key Takeaways

- Life is tough. You have to put in the hard work.

- Stay positive and celebrate all accomplishments, large or small.

- Life can change quickly. Never quit when things go bad.

- If you put in the hard work, life will reward you.

- It’s okay to ask for help in getting through tough times.



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More About Rod Cate and Get Back Up:

On August 14, 1981, Rod broke his neck while making a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. In a split second, he went from athlete to quadriplegic. Get Back Up is the story of Rod's life journey and provides a detailed account of what it’s like to be handicapped, how to overcome it and how to thrive. The book gives you a look into trying legal cases through the eyes of a handicapped lawyer. The book’s purpose is to hopefully motivate you to not allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin your quest for a great life. If your life is perfect and you have never suffered a tragedy, this book may not be for you. For the rest of us who have hit a bump or two on the road of life and are still trying to make it happen, this is your book.