Thursday, April 24 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:59:52 GMT
Concussions continue to be a major concern in youth sports, but Indiana is the first state in the nation to require concussion training awareness for youth and high school football coaches. Head coachesFull Story >
Concussions continue to be a major concern in youth sports, but Indiana is the first state in the nation to require concussion training awareness for youth and high school football coaches.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:34:46 GMT
Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.Full Story >
A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:27:24 GMT
A cat missing just shy of two years was reunited with his owner in Greenville on Tuesday. Bruno escaped from a vet's office in May of 2012 while being boarded, Greenville County Animal Care Services saidFull Story >
A cat missing just shy of two years was reunited with his owner in Greenville on Tuesday. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:05:57 GMT
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, and his first event on the road back to glory is right here in the Valley. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete in the Arena Grand Prix April 24-26, atFull Story >
Michael Phelps said in Mesa on Wednesday his love of swimming and thirst for competition led him to come out of retirement.Full Story >
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Eddie Garcia thought he had the flu back in January, but when he was taken to urgent care, it turned out to be much worse.
"It was kidney failure at the time. They immediately got me to the hospital. Next thing I remember, I'm waking up ten days later," Eddie Garcia said.
Eddie Garcia's wife, Antoinette Garcia, remembers those days clearly.
"The doctor said we need to bring him into surgery. I said, 'Is he stable enough for surgery?' He [doctor] said, 'No, but without it, for sure we're going to lose him,'" Antoinette Garcia said.
Eddie Garcia survived several surgeries and was ultimately diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria.
Doctors are baffled as to how he contracted it. Some sacrifices were made to save him.
"The medicine ... basically what it did, it kept my brain and organs alive, but at the same time it was drawing blood from my limbs," Eddie Garcia said.
Eddie Garcia lost both his hands and feet.
Antoinette Garcia said her father, who was with her husband the weekend he got ill, also showed signs of the same bacteria. Doctors believe he contracted it from Eddie Garcia. His was caught in time and he recovered fully.
Eddie Garcia is a dean at Canyon Springs High School. He's very active and coached his 10-year-old's and 6-year-old's sports teams throughout the years.
Despite all he has been through, Eddie Garcia remains upbeat. He has received unbelievable support from his family, friends and former students. They said he inspires them in return.
"We can't believe how inspirational he is, how motivated he is. My cousin is amazing," family member Carol Saucillo said.
"I'm in awe of him all the time. I come here and see him I can't be angry, I can't be upset. Seeing him … he's amazing," Antoinette Garcia said.
Eddie Garcia said he has no choice but to remain positive. He was given a less than 20 percent chance to live. With perseverance, he plans to take his second chance at life and live it to the fullest.
"I survived this. I get to go home to my wife. I'm gonna get to go home to my two wonderful kids, and so if this is what it takes to go home to them, then I'm alright. I'm alright with it," Eddie Garcia said.
Eddie Garcia was transferred from University Medical Center to Health South Henderson over the weekend. Monday was his first day of physical therapy, and he said it went better than he imagined.
He plans to try out prosthetic legs this week and get them ordered soon. He wants to get back to coaching his kids' teams by summer.
Antoinette Garcia's parents live in town. They just bought a one-story home for them all to live in when Eddie Garcia is released from the hospital. It will accommodate his new disability.
The Garcias do have insurance, but it doesn't pay for everything. If you'd like to donate to them, head to Chase Bank and donate to the Be Strong and Win Foundation.
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Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:09:45 GMT
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses. Authorities were called to the 4200 block of Hamilton Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Several individualsFull Story >
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:02:31 GMT
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather. The child was reported missing at 8 p.m. Thursday. Police are not expecting to issue an AmberFull Story >
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather.Full Story >