As CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reported on “The Early Show Saturday Edition,” the Seattle-area teen almost died from a concussion he sustained in a school football game five years ago.
He’d been in a wheel chair since then — until last night — when he took the walk of a lifetime.
And now, because of him, 23 states have laws protecting high school athletes from head injuries.
Blackstone explains that, when Lystedt was 13, he took a blow to the head while making a tackle. He was dazed but kept playing – then collapsed.
“I was begging God to keep him alive,” Zack’s father, Victor Lystedt, recalls.
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