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Musician Tony "Kick" Smallwood Proves Doctors Wrong

11:12 PM, Mar 17, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC - Tony "Kick" Smallwood is one of those musicians, the kind you just can't forget.

"I would just go to see him play. I was like man, I couldn't say anything, I was like 'wow'," explained Melvin Turner, Kick's friend.

But that music stopped last March when the tractor-trailer Kick was driving overturned four times down an embankment.

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"The doctors and everybody were standing around like there was no hope. None whatsoever," said Sonya Smallwood, Kick's wife.

Kick had traumatic brain injuries. Doctors encouraged his wife Sonya to put him in Hospice and take him off life support.

"I got ready to put my pen on the paper, he opened his eyes. I said 'Here, take the paper, we are going on,'" said Sonya.

Now the man doctors said would never talk, move or live again is doing it all.

"It's a miracle," said Sonya. "I've been overjoyed!"

Last weekend, Kick came home for the first time in nearly a year.

"This is the next level to his freedom, being able to come home," said Sonya. "This will help his recovery more than occupational therapy, physical, speech, this will help him to be more motivated to do well in those other therapy sessions."

"He's living proof. If you pray things will happen, the right things will happen," said Turner.

The family is now praying for Kick to be able to walk and eventually, play his drums again.

"I'm looking forward to seeing him play again because I know it's going to happen. It's just a matter of time," said Turner.

Kick is being treated at a medical center in Salisbury. Once he is able to walk, he will move home to live permanently.

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