Ross Nesbitt should be an inspiration to us all. The 16-year-old was involved in a serious ski accident that left him in a coma for nearly a month. As a result of the injuries he suffered in the accident, doctors had given him just a one percent chance at making a full recovery. Nesbitt has since defied the odds and has come back stronger than ever as he continues to excel and blow away expectations.
Nesbitt had to learn to walk, talk, and eat again, but after he returned to Williamwood High School in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, he took his National 5 exams and blew everyone away with his scores.
When his grades came in, Nesbitt received seven As and a B.
“I was working when he got his text but I believe he jumped out of his skin and was so pleased. We’re just absolutely ecstatic with his results. It was really touch and go at times, we didn’t know whether we were going to get our boy back but it didn’t take very long before there were signs that Ross was improving,” his mother Wilma said, via BBC.
As for Ross, despite the accident, he has not stopped skiing.
“I was heading down to the lift and decided to take a shortcut off the track of the slope and hit a lot of snow and flew forward and banged my head on a fence post. “I had to relearn how to walk and talk and do basic things again.
“I knew when I went back to school they weren’t going to make me do the S3 exams, so I didn’t have that pressure on me. The school were really helpful… I’m still skiing, the accident was never going to put me off.”
Rock on, Ross.
Let this go to show that the odds are never too great and nothing is impossible if you put your mind too it.