Iowa athlete away from blood clot inspires team of doctors

The story of a Charles City teenager whose world was turned upside down just a month before her college athletics career began, is a tale of perseverance. Carly Stevenson was taken to the hospital with a blood clot a month before her first day of class. Wartburg College. She was all set to throw shotput and discus for the college track team. The doctors thought it was terrible. In fact, they told her family to start preparing for the worst. But he kept his faith. She is now recovering in Ankeny, working with occupational therapists at On With Life. Every day, they work to improve his balance, head control, hand and arm movements, and communication skills. But it is his team of doctors who have found themselves driven by his desire to progress. “If you look at her story from start to finish you know. As she’s growing up and going through the game and playing like an elite level, it’s time to look back at her story and talk about it.” It’s easy to feel sad. But I think she’s really come across a lot of things, it’s really a story about hope,” said occupational therapist Samantha Williams. Her mother said that she is still on Wartburg’s team and that her coaches and teammates are still in touch with her. A family friend has started a Facebook page and a Go Fund Me page – Carly Fight – for those who want to continue her journey through rehabilitation. Carly’s mom said friends and family have donated more than $30,000.

The story of a Charles City teenager whose world was turned upside down just a month before her college athletics career began, is a story of perseverance.

Carly Stevenson was rushed to the hospital with a blood clot a month before her first day of class at Wartburg College. She was all set to throw the shotput and discus for the college track team.

The doctors thought it was serious. In fact, they told her family to start preparing for the worst.

But he kept his faith. She is now recovering in Ankeny, working with occupational therapists at On With Life.

Every day, they work to improve his balance, head control, hand and arm movements, and communication skills.

But it is his team of doctors who have found themselves driven by his desire to progress.

“If you look at her story from start to finish you know. As she’s growing up and going through the game and playing like an elite level, it’s time to look back at her story and talk about it.” It’s easy to feel sad. But I think she’s really come across a lot of things, it’s really a story about hope,” said occupational therapist Samantha Williams.

Her mother said that she is still on Wartburg’s team and that her coaches and teammates are still in touch with her.

started by a family friend facebook page And a Go Fund Me page – Carly’s Battle — for those who wish to continue her journey through rehabilitation.

Carly’s mom said friends and family have donated more than $30,000.

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