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TU turns tragic incident into special experience for local area runner

Broken Arrow High School senior Logan Henry and his mother Christina Henry pose for pictures after today's honorary signing. (KTUL)

In early 2014, Broken Arrow High School student Logan Henry was struck by a car during his cross country practice. Logan's goal was to run at the collegiate level. However, the accident left him physically and mentally handicapped.

"When something like this happens, a vast majority of those opportunities are stripped away and that's the heartache that keeps going," said Logan's father Jered Henry.

And in some respects, that heartache may never leave. But Wednesday on the second floor of the Broken Arrow High School athletic facility, senior Logan Henry signed as an honorary scholar athlete to run cross country at the University of Tulsa. Dozens of Broken Arrow Students were on hand to applaud their classmate upon receiving such an honor.

"I applaud him every day he gets up," said Jered. "[Logan's prognosis] was a 2% chance of survival. So just getting up and walking again, learning how to talk, learning how to eat, learning how to write, regaining his memory; that's enough to be applauded."

"I was super surprised [by the turnout]," Logan admitted. "It was amazing."

From the University of Tulsa pom squad to a full room of family and friends, the occasion served as a reminder: Life may never be the same. But you'll never have to face it alone.

"Just to see him so happy and to see this all come together, as a mom it just... it just makes me so happy," said Christina Henry.

"It felt like the whole world was focused on me," Logan said.

When asked if he liked that feeling: "Oh yeah, I loved it!"

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