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Forrest’s story appears in the Washington Post

After a snowboarding accident left him with a traumatic brain injury three years ago, Forrest Allen of Middleburg, Va., struggled to walk and speak again. His perseverance and natural charisma swept a whole community along with him, and now he’s graduating from high school and has co-written a musical.

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With a musical play, young people with disabilities hope to inspire kindness

By Moriah Balingit, Washington Post October 11 In songs and in earnest monologues onstage, the teenagers shared stories about overcoming the challenges that had sometimes defined them to others — cerebral palsy, autism, stuttering. Their
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Forrest Is Staying Strong!!

Few days after the last reconstructive surgery on March 10th, Forrest’s voice began to take on new clarity and strength. Forrest is the first civilian patient to undergo this series of reconstructive surgeries for catastrophic
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Forrest is Home!

On July 27, Forrest underwent 12 hours of crucial reconstructive surgery.   The doctors and nurses are delighted and amazed by Forrest’s rapid progress.  Forrest is already coming back strong!  He is now recuperating at
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Forrest’s story appears in the Washington Post

After a snowboarding accident left him with a traumatic brain injury three years ago, Forrest Allen of Middleburg, Va., struggled to walk and speak again. His perseverance and natural charisma swept a whole community along
read more >

FORREST’S MUSICAL DEBUTS ON JUNE 1ST

With help from his music therapist Tom Sweitzer, Forrest has written a musical telling of his story. “44″ makes its debut this Sunday, June 1st, at 2:00 at The Hill School in Middleburg. Forrest and
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FORREST RECEIVES THE PRINCIPAL AWARD FOR COURAGE

On May 15th, Forrest was honored by Kettle Run High School Principal Major Warner with the first-ever Principal Award for Courage, Character, and Citizenship. The courage he has mustered day after day as he battles
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