University of the Cumberlands (UC) Brendan Kelly (Lexington, KY) had a life changing experience just over a year ago that almost ended his collegiate athletic career. After five surgeries in twelve days and a lot of courage and perseverance, Kelly was back on the playing surface in just under two months, less than half the time the doctors thought it would take for recovery.
Kelly's courageous efforts caught the eyes of a national television show titled The Real Winning Edge. This show is centered around athletes who meet the following criteria: currently enrolled in high school or college; have a displayable talent in arts or sports in which they have achieved a high level of proficiency; have a story of dealing with some type of challenge such as a broken home, disability, illness, tragedy, depression, substance abuse, etc.; be articulate; and have exemplary character, including faith.
After a day full of interviews and filming on the campus of UC, The Real Winning Edge traveled to catch Kelly at Indiana University where he recorded his fastest 800 meter dash of the season.
The story of Brendan Kelly's remarkable accomplishments has now been turned into a segment for the show and is ready for the world to see. The Real Winning Edge will present Kelly's story on December 31st on their show. Each young athlete is introduced by a celebrity and Kelly's story is introduced by Angelo Taylor, an American Olympic Track and Field Champion.
Local television stations that will show The Real Winning Edge include WBKO in Bowling Green (ABC/FOX), WKAG in Hopkinsville, and WVLT in Knoxville (CBS). Air times will depend on each station.
For more information on Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.