Disabled Alabama Teen Fulfills Dream, Catches Swordfish

A 19-year-old Alabama high school graduate who is confined to a wheelchair and legally blind was still beaming today, the day after he reeled in a 105-pound swordfish off the Florida Keys.

In September 2008, Logan Prickett of Montgomery had a near-fatal reaction to intravenous contrast dye used in an MRI to examine his pituitary gland.

He was in a coma for 12 days, was left with severe motor-control deficiencies and couldn’t speak above a whisper.

On Saturday, Prickett used an electric-assist reel and cranked a 105-pound swordfish to the boat.

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