For International Women’s Day today, there’s a story connected to LSU football that many people in South Louisiana do not know about. THIS is a story that was kept secret to the press and the public for a long time. And it had nothing to do with the X’s and O’s of the game. It's story of inspiration directly connected to our famous football coach at LSU. It’s the story of Kelly Orgeron.
In a recent interview with ESPN, this woman of strength said, from the beginning, “God gave me broad shoulders.” Kelly just never had any idea how strong those shoulders needed to be in order to get through a life-threatening medical emergency.
Kelly had been battling a bad spine condition-scoliosis-for years; struggling through many back surgeries to help deal with it. During one of the most recent spinal surgical procedures, a surgeon accidentally punctured her colon. The emergency surgery that had to follow really could have gone either way. What happened after was truly amazing. WATCH and see!
From being a death's door, to a woman of strength who inspires. Coach O says. "She's my rock."