ALEXANDRIA, Ky. - An young Alexandria, Ky. boy was honored during an area football game Friday night for his effort to recover after almost being killed by a falling tree in April 2011.
The crowd at Bob Miller Field in Alexandria, Ky. cheered for the home team Campbell County Camels, and also for 8-year-old Casen Shrock.
Shrock was hit by a falling 60-foot pine tree in front of his home during the spring of 2011. The incident caused severe brain damage and almost killed him.
Friday Shrock showed how his hard work has paid off by taking a few steps in front of many of the people who have supported him since the incident that changed his and their lives forever.
"I definitely can say it's been a long journey to this point, and tonight was just a night full of pride," Casen's father, Garrett Shrock said.
Casen's mother, Kristen Shrock, noted how the support from the community has impacted Casen's life.
"I think he looks at everybody around him and just realizes that 'I want to be like that again," Kristen Shrock said.
Casen's parents say their son wouldn't be where he is today without the support of the community.
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