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The Amazing Story of Matt Miller

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Matt Miller had no business being alive. In November of 2008, the 20-year-old University of Virginia student went for a long bike ride near Charlottesville with two buddies and collided headfirst with an oncoming Porsche. He landed on his face, crushing every bone in his face, essentially losing all of his teeth, and experiencing severe brain trauma. Only through a remarkable chain of events did he make it alive to the hospital, where doctors gave him little chance to live. If he did, they figured, he was looking at years of rehab and likely brain damage. Instead, Miller walked out of the hospital in three weeks, aced a physics exam, and two years later completed Ironman Cozumel - during his first semester of medical school. Michael Vitez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, chronicles Miller's story in the adrenaline-charged book The Road Back. Vitez joins us in this episode.