ReAL Soccer Players Inspire Accident Victim

ReAL Soccer Players Inspire Accident Victim

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(KSL News) -- About 13,000 people showed up for Real Salt Lake's final match of the season. But there is a good chance, not one of those fans has the story of Dallin Brubaker.

His whole life, Dallin Brubaker dreamed of running and kicking in front of a crowd. But tonight, he will settle for just walking.

ReAL Soccer Players Inspire Accident Victim

At one time, his unsteady legs were used to score goals on the soccer field. Tonight they carried him to a different goal.

Dallin Brubaker: "I made it a goal to be able to come walk down here."

In August, the 21-year-old soccer star was driving back to Southern Virginia University to do the very thing he loved most: Play soccer.

He fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his car four times. The doctors gave his parents a 3% survival rate.

While in the hospital, the Real soccer players gave Dallin a signed ball, which became his prized possession.

ReAL Soccer Players Inspire Accident Victim

Just the thought of being able to go to a game became all the motivation Dallin needed. Just like the game of soccer, life is all about endurance.

Dallin Brubaker: "Now I have a new perspective. Whatever your passion is life is can be flipped around like that don't take it for granted. Appreciate every minute of it."

His next goal? To be running by next month.

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