A soccer coach who almost died from a rare disease is now giving back by starting a soccer league for underprivileged children.
Soccer coach Hansi Herzog defines winning by the process, not always by the end result.
Six years ago, he had all the simple things, like yelling and standing to watch the game, taken away.
“I thought I was going to die,” Herzog said.
In January 2011, Herzog was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disease where the immune system attacks the nervous system.
A man who spent most of his life on his feet playing soccer became paralyzed from head to toe.
“Your body is gone but your brain is still there,” Herzog said.
Through all the struggles, his wife never lost hope.
“It was horrible. I took one of my favorite pictures of him when he was healthy, and I showed it to the nurses, the doctors and I said, ‘This is him, not how …