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Blair Holliday Update

The best news we've heard in a long time is that Blair Holliday is making real and impressive progress. Coach Cut traveled down to Georgia to visit Holliday and found a young man who has recovered his ability to walk and talk and who is close to outpatient status.

You can't tell from this photo, but WRAL showed that the left lens of his glasses is covered, so he apparently still has some level of injury there, the severity of which has not been released.

It's tempting to say that his survival and recovery is a miracle, and no doubt his own will to live, along with his superb physical condition, played a huge role. Yet had a young nursing student not been in Lake Tillery, enjoying her own 4th of July, his odds of survival, much less recovering, would have been radically diminished.

The hero in this story is Chelsea Gibbons. A nursing student at Pitt Community College, she was at State for three years and was a cheerleader before deciding that nursing was her path.

She was calm, professional, analytical and she probably saved his life.

Doing what nurses do, in other words. There are a lot of wonderful professions in the world but few as noble. We hope none of you need a nurse, but if you do, you could do a hell of a lot worse than this one.