RENO, NV - It's a recovery that just might be a miracle. Local off-road racer Josh Morros was breaking speed records before an accident put him in the hospital. He pulled through, and now he's back on a bike, ready to conquer a new road.
In 2008, at just 16-years-old, Morros became the youngest off-road motorcycle racer to turn professional. But in December of the same year, a motorcycle accident put him in a coma for 24 days.
"The doctors told my parents, basically gave them little hope," said Morros.
When he woke up, he had to re-learn everything from walking to talking.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury isn't easy, but he got some help along the way.
"My mom. You know, everyone in my family would say hard work," said Morros.
Hard work got him to where he is now. Back on his bike, doing what he loves.
"Just seeing the spark in his eye when he heard about motorcycles, and so, at first it was like, gosh are we crazy, thinking to put him back on that, but we saw that that was the will and determination to get him to come back," said Josh's mom, Teresa Morros.
Morros says he wants to get back to breaking records, but before he does that, he's planning to ride a bicycle across the country.
"I'm riding my bike 2,700 miles, across ten states, to Vienna, Virginia, to the Brain Injury Association of America," said Morros.
That journey will take him more than 40 days. Along the way, he's making stops to tell people his inspirational story of recovery.
"I'm still reaching for the sky, and whatever is up there, I'm going to grab it," said Morros.
He says he hopes his journey will raise money and awareness for people with traumatic brain injuries.
Morros will start his journey on June 20.