Now an avid wheelchair basketball and handball player, Khalli Crooke’s road to the court wasn’t a smooth one. His road back would be even bumpier.
Khalli and his twin brother were born prematurely at just 26 weeks. Upon delivery, Khalli suffered a stroke and later developed cerebral palsy and hearing loss.
After being told that her son would never walk or talk, Khalli’s mother knew that he would persevere—and he did. Although he didn’t walk until the age 2, Khalli immediately took to sports.
When Khalli was 7 that he noticed his legs were not straightening. He was getting weaker and feeling pain, but he wanted to continue doing what he loved.