His family is calling it a miracle in the making.
Brett Banasiewicz, a local BMX rider and former Washington High school student, was put in a medically-induced coma after he suffered a serious head injury during a fall in August 2012.
Now he has a message for those who have followed his story.
“Thank you for your support,” said Banasiewicz in a recent YouTube video. “Happy New Year. More to come.”
He wrote on a dry erase board back in October 2012 that he wanted to ride again. Ever since that day, his family has supported him.