Born numb on the right side of his body, a Tri-C star pitcher is defying the odds

PARMA, Ohio - His coach can't see the difference and Brock Begue says he can't feel the difference, but Tri-C's star pitcher is numb on the entire right side of his body. He suffered several seizures and a stroke shortly after he was born.

"Dr. Rodriguez sat us down and said your son if he walks, he will drag his foot and really have no usage of his right arm," Brock's mother Annette Begue recalled.

But as Brock grew, he gravitated to sports and seemed to adapt seamlessly to his condition when it came to sports. He went on to be a star baseball and basketball player at Marlington High School, before heading to Tri-C.

"He has been our most consistent pitcher all spring and his potential is tremendous," said Tri-C's baseball coach Evan Agona. "I think he has a chance to play at the Division 1 level and maybe even professionally down the road if he continues to develop."

Some may see Brock as a miracle but whatever Brock can't feel on his body he makes up for with what he feels in his heart.

Brock explained, "I have all the faith in the world in me. I just believe I can do it."

 

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