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Bill Coyle, left, Citrus County YMCA wellness director, congratulates Ron Dean, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2013. With help from coaches at the Y like Coyle, Dean is seeing improvement in his physical abilities. The two celebrate Dean’s brief walk along the Y’s basketball court.
After accident, hope and hard work

Shortly after Labor Day last year, Ron Dean came to the YMCA with three goals: six-pack abs, a tight butt — and he wanted to walk again.

On April 26, 2013, he nearly lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

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