WOLCOTT, Ind. (WLFI) — Tri-County senior basketball player Bennie Patterson received bad news in February.
He fractured his right tibia right before his team's state tournament run, and would be forced to miss the rest of the season.
Taking basketball from Patterson, though, is more than simply removing a game from his life.
He calls basketball his "best friend" and "first love".
Bennie is now 90 percent healthy, according to his doctor, and has been cleared to jog.
See the video above, to find out how Bennie has fought back to fulfill his dream, despite his fractured leg.