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January 17, 2009

Courage Award winner Lail has many to thank

Cole Lail cheated death and made good on a second chance at life.

"I also wish to thank my family and my coaches, Mr. Richie Wilhite and Mr. Scott Meadows for the support and encouragement they have given me. Most of all I wish to thank God for His healing hand and the staff at Blount Memorial Hospital for the kindness and wonderful care they gave to me. Without them, this presentation may not have been a reality.

"This award provides me with the opportunity to appropriately thank you, the athletic community for the prayers and many acts of love that was shown to my family and me during my illness."
-- Knoxville News Sentinel