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Student honored after suffering from multiple strokes

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FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. (WRCB) -- Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School had a very special guest take the field Friday night.    

Junior Chase Smith is a football player at LFO.

He suffered several strokes over the summer, keeping him out of school... and off the field.

Chase suffered his first stroke on July 14th.

His mother, Theresa Smith said within two days he suffered from three total and two brain bleeds.

She tells Channel 3 it stemmed from a compromised artery that leads to the brain.

However, doctors are still unsure of what caused it.

Chase was unable to move his right side, see, or speak.

Everyone Channel 3 spoke with said Chase is a miracle and after months of therapy at the Sheppard Center, he's made great strides in his recovery.

One milestone was achieving 20/20 vision.

"He's walking a little bit and talking, the doctors can't even explain it," said Theresa Smith.

Chase's mom says the family has received a lot of support from the community, especially LFO High School.

Friday night the school presented chase with his number 56 jersey.

Crowds cheered as chase accepted it.

He said it was unexpected.

"I was excited to see it and happy to have it," said Chase Smith.

Chase's mom says his rehabilitation in Atlanta will end in November, but says the road to recovery won't end there, saying they plan to continue therapy until he is fully healed.

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