At age 4 he was hit by a truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Today he’s a student and aspiring football player at Brigham Young University.
Akim Pittman, a 23-year-old BYU freshman from Cranston, R.I., has overcome substantial trials and continues to prove people wrong every day.
When Pittman was 4 years old he was run over by a truck, breaking his ribs and cracking his head open. Doctors told his mother there was no hope for his survival. His mother told the doctors to keep trying to save her son.