Update – This entry was first posted in September 2012. I am sharing it again to highlight that Chad Jones was recently (June 2013) drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. He is back to being a professional athlete, this time as a baseball player.
The following video will take less than 7 minutes of your time. It documents a comeback story that is as inspiring as any. Trust me, it is WELL worth a look.
A brief description from the filmmaker is listed below.
“ALWAYS A FIRE is a short documentary film on former New York Giant CHAD JONES—a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident before it even had a chance to begin.
The film details Chad’s incredible rehabilitation and recovery from the horrific accident that nearly cost him his life. Comprised of intimate interviews with Chad and his trainers, as well as never-before-seen footage of his long road to recovery, the film provides an unflinching view of an elite athlete facing unimaginable tragedy and refusing to submit.”