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Charles Kennedy

"This scholarship has not only provided me the opportunity to enhance my educational journey, but it has also given me a chance to show my gratitude to a community of warriors. I now have the privilege and challenge to continue the ripple effect by giving back to those who have fought for me and help pave the way for student-athletes who have the courage to never give up."

In 2013, at the age of nine, Charles suffered from a ruptured AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation), a type of cranial stroke. As a result of the pressure build up in his brain, he was left paralyzed on the entire left side of his body. After a month in the ICU and a second month in in-patient rehab, he was released from the hospital. Although he recovered miraculously, he still suffers from full paralysis from the knee down on his left leg.

Charles has a variety of hobbies and plays violin, cello, mandolin, piano, and guitar. He enjoys outdoor activities including cross-fit competitions, varsity crew, boxing, swimming, hunting, and fishing where he manages 100+ acres of hunting property where he creates crop and fertilizer planning to improve soil pH and overall benefit the natural habitat.