ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP/WSFA) - A 19-year-old Alabama high school graduate who is confined to a wheelchair and legally blind has fulfilled a dream by reeling in a 105-pound swordfish off the Florida Keys.
In September 2008, Prickett had an almost fatal reaction to intravenous contrast dye administered during an MRI to examine his pituitary gland. He ended up going into cardiac arrest from a severe allergic reaction to the IV contrast dye and for 45 minutes he had no heartbeat, but he survived. He was in a coma for 12 days, was left with severe motor-control deficiencies and couldn't speak above a whisper.
Enduring years of rehabilitation, Logan has adapted -- fueled by an incredible drive, a drive that's enabling him to graduate among the top 10 students in his class at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School.