CLARKSBURG — It’s been a long run since Robert C. Byrd High graduate Zachary Sandy, 18, was struck by lightning in July.
He’s had a hard time sleeping. Many nights, he’s wrapped himself in a blanket and walked through the house for hours to quell the pain.
What he’s felt is harsher than anything he felt in sports, which included both a concussion and getting a finger popped back into place right on the field.
After the lightning strike, “I couldn’t even walk by myself,” he said.
But if he could go back and prevent the lightning, he wouldn’t.
“I would let it,” Sandy said.
He’s working at Dairy Queen, took classes at the Gaston Caperton Center and has a whole new perspective on life.
“It’s very clear to me what I am doing,” he said.
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