Saul Raisin a brain injury survivor says "Looking back 2 1/2 years ago I was in a hospital bed, I couldn't move the left side of my body, I couldn't feel myself from here down."

The doctors had prepared Saul's parents for the worse after a cycling accident in France.

Saul, a rising star in the cycling world fell off his bike and suffered a massive head injury. It's been a long and difficult road to recovery, but Saul never gave up.

Saul Raisin says "I always believed everything happens for a reason and that purpose would come to life."

That purpose is helping others in similar situations, suffering from traumatic brain injuries.  Saul started a foundation that he says is just now really getting off the ground.

Saul Raisin says "I want to give back and show people that you can overcome a traumatic brain injury and not give up hope."

Saul Raisin says "With our foundation we want to connect families with each other to let them know they are not alone, and they can overcome it together."
 
Saul hopes to raise money for research and more public awareness about brain injuries.

Take a look at these statistics...
-About 2 million people suffer from head injuries each year in the United States
-About 300 thousand of those cases are severe
-And about 56 thousand of those patients die each year

Saul has also written a book detailing his journey to this point.

Saul Raisin says "I was able to give a copy of my book Tour De Life to every one of the injured troops with traumatic brain injuries at Walter Reed."

Cycling is still a passion for Saul, and while the road
back to victory is an uphill climb, Saul says he has already won in so many ways.

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www.raisinhope.org
www.tourdelife.us

Saul Raisin a brain injury survivor says "Looking back 2 1/2 years ago I was in a hospital bed, I couldn't move the left side of my body, I couldn't feel myself from here down."