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Weatherford is One of Ten Stops in Central Texas During the Run Across America

April 7, 2011 by Randy Keck

Courtesy of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreation Dept.

While riding his bike with friends, a drunk driver swerved to miss his friends, but the driver never saw Croix Sather and hit him head-on.

Sather's bike was crushed and he was launched 50 feet into the air before crashing to the ground. With his body mangled, he was rushed to the trauma center where a neurosurgeon told his parents, "If he survives the night, he will be a vegetable for the rest of his life." After spending four critical days in a coma Sather pulled through. Two weeks in the hospital, more than a year in casts, and years of physical rehabilitation, Sather began to resemble his old self. Though he slowly healed physically, he continued to suffer with debilitating headaches from his fractured skull for years. Worse yet, his memory challenges persisted for two decades after his accident.

His life is as extraordinary as his childhood story. His exuberant energy is now focused into positive and adrenaline pumping activities. Sather is a proud father of two and a four-time Ironman triathlete. He is now on an inspirational tour; RUN ACROSS AMERICA where he began in San Diego, and will run to New York City on an inspirational tour. Sather will complete 100 Marathons and 100 Talks in 100 Days.

Sather will stop in Weatherford this Saturday, April 9, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center, located at 1400 Texas Drive. Over 40 days into his journey, Sather will give away paperback versions of his book, “Dream Big, Act Big,” and will give an inspirational lesson around facing challenges and rising above your circumstances, environment, and experiences to create an amazing life beyond measure.

For questions call the City of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreations Department at 817-598-4124.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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