Found April 05, 2012 on
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Bionic Brian Boyle
Brian Boyle had it all. He was a young, handsome athlete about to start college in 2004.
But in a split second, on July 6, 2004, his life was turned upside down.
Boyle was 18 years old and on his way home from swim practice when he got into a horrific car accident just one month after graduating high school in Maryland.
A speeding dump truck hit Boyle on his driver’s side door, and the injuries were catastrophic.
“Heart was ripped across the chest. Pretty much every major organ was damaged. Shattered ribs, shattered pelvis, broken left clavicle, major nerve damage on my left shoulder and blood loss of 60%,” said Boyle.
Boyle died eight different times before waking up from a two-month-long coma.
“For those two months that I was in the coma, I had to pretty much be brought back to life around eight times, and that was during my surgeries. I had 14 major operations. I had 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments,” said Boyle.
Boyle has a 12...
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