Road to Recovery: The Matt Kelley Story - Tonight at 10pm - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Road to Recovery: The Matt Kelley Story - Tonight at 10pm

More than nine months after killer tornados tore through the Mid-South, a student who survived the devastation at Union University is plotting a new course - one golf swing at a time.

Matt Kelley was buried beneath 25 feet of debris when his dorm building collapsed on top of him.

Kelley spent hours pinned beneath the rubble, terrified, and in pain.

"Along with my legs being crushed by tons of concrete and them being bent back behind me, I had a huge beam pressing down on the back of my neck, pressing my head down towards my stomach,” he said.

It's amazing Matt lived to tell his story, and tonight on Action News 5 at 10pm, we'll show you how he's inspiring others to take things one step at a time.


  • Click here to visit a blog of Matt's recovery
  • Click here to visit Union University's website
  • Click here for information on how to donate to Union University
  • Click here to watch a recent Golf Central story about Matt
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