March 16, 2018
Story and photo by Brandon Steinert
Barton freshman basketball player Ty’Darius Harris refuses to stay down for long. A three-month coma, induced by a heart problem, derailed much of his high school basketball career in 2016, and nearly claimed his life.
When he woke from the coma, he had lost some long and short term memory, and had to re-learn to walk, speak and even use the bathroom. Doctors told him it would be two years before he played again. He was back on the court that same year, but it wasn’t easy.