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Local man overcomes odds after brain injury

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Submitted photo Seth Hanchey, center, and mother Kimber visit with Rusty Gilbert, who helped stabilize Seth when he was airlifted to Shreveport after his accident in September 2011.

Looking at Seth Hanchey today, no one would realize that in September 2011 his family wasn’t sure if he would share another Christmas with them.

On Sept. 28, 2011, Hanchey, who was 17 at the time, was on a 60-mile bicycle ride as part of training for the Ironman Triathlon, when he was struck from behind by a van driven by an 81-year-old woman.

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