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While joking around with friends at an 8th grade graduation party, Bryan Thomas suddenly was struck by a blinding headache and passed out. When he woke up, three months had passed. The brain hemorrhage left Bryan partly paralyzed and facing months of rehab to learn again how to walk and talk. He’s back in high school now, but the usual teen identity angst has deeper meaning for him: if he can no longer be the soccer star, who is he? Is he worse than before? How does he identify and embrace the “true me”? This moving talk isn’t about answers, it’s about the questions we have to face and grow into, whatever life brings.
Bryan Thomas is currently a sophomore at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. He was born in New York City, but moved to Cohasset when he was five years old. He currently lives in Cohasset with his parents, his sister, and his two, loving dogs. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, jamming on his guitar, and spending time with his good friends.


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Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas is currently a sophomore at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. He was born in New York City, but moved to Cohasset when he was five years old. He currently lives in Cohasset with his parents, his sister, and his two, loving dogs. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, jamming on his guitar, and spending time with his good friends.