Before his traumatic brain injury, Scott “Scotty” Reeves was on track to receive a full college scholarship for baseball. Then, tragically, he suffered an accident while riding a caster board. Flown to Central Florida Regional Hospital, Reeves went into immediate surgery and eventually made a successful recovery, though the process caused him to miss his first year of college.
This year’s winner of the Bressman Law Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship, Reeves has persevered through his struggles and has achieved his dreams. He is set to play collegiate baseball at Belmont Abbey College, where he is also studying business administration.
“I feel like I am proof that there is hope for people who have had a TBI and who wish to continue to pursue a college degree and to play a collegiate sport,” Reeves told Bressman Law representatives.
The staff at Central Florida Regional Hospital took great care of Reeves, according to his family in their YouTube video about Scott’s injury. His other inspiration for recovery, though, came from his family members.
“I was never alone, one of them was always by my side,” Reeves said. “They were all there for me when I reached my rehab goal to walk on my own across the stage for high school graduation after my injury. Their support gave me the strength to keep grinding on my road to recovery.”
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Reeves’ Future Plans
For now, Reeves is glad to be back playing collegiate baseball. His dream is to eventually play professionally, but he says his studies are just as important. His degree in business administration will help him become an entrepreneur, start his own business, or enter the larger corporate world in his post-baseball life.
Bressman Law established the Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship to help survivors like Scott Reeves achieve their goals after injury. We are proud to award him this year’s $1,000 scholarship and wish him the best of luck in his baseball career and his scholastic studies.