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One Voice: Chris Stuckey's Story

By: Coleman Swierc - email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The life of Chris Stuckey, is about perserverance, it is about making the most of a life not one many would ask for.

"In 1996 I had a four-wheeler accident, that left me paralyzed from the neck down."

Since that time, Stuckey has grown to love the game of basketball, a game he can't play, but a game that he embraces.

"I do not know the x's and o's or the techincal stuff, but I can watch a game and pick up on stuff and that is what I try to bring the broadcast," says Stuckey.

"In terms of the commentary that he provides, he is probably better than anybody that I have ever worked with," says LeTourneau play by play announcer Robert Galloway.

As the color man for LeTourneau University basketball, you will find Stuckey, in his customary place, next to the court, in his wheelchair, in the middle of the action.

"I thought I would like it before I started it, now I love it, it is awesome."

His condition would have left many feeling helpless, but not Chris Stuckey, he hopes to serve as inspiration to others.

"There is no reason to stay home, and there is no reason to let it hold you back."

"It happens, it is not the greatest thing in the world, you just have to perservere and go on with life," says Stuckey.

He added, "I feel normal, and I feel I can be as good at this as any one else."

"He is an ispriation to me, he makes me work harder, and keeps me on my game, and it has been good for me in a lot of ways," says Galloway.

"They (LeTourneau basketball players) all respect him for what he is doing, how could you not?"

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