NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – When he was just 9 year old Ryan Boyle was involved in a horrific accident that left him with permanent brain damage. He shares his story from tragedy to triumph by winning a silver medal from the Paralympics in Rio.
Ryan Boyle is many things including a Connecticut native, para-cyclist, author, and now a silver medalist. Ryan was hit by a truck that hit him in the back of his head. The accident forced brain surgeons to remove a large part of his cerebellum which left him with permanent brain damage.
Ryan rode a trike as a para-cyclist in this year’s Olympic Games. Para-cyclist could have disabilities ranging from an amputation to a quadriplegic without the use of their legs. He plans on heading to the 2020 Olympics as well.