Back from the Brink – Ryland’s Recovery

More than a year after the Sutherland Springs church massacre, an injured 6-year-old fights for recovery.


Express-News reporter Lauren Caruba and photographer Lisa Krantz charted Ryland Ward’s recovery from devastating gunshot wounds with cooperation from his family and his treating physicians. The journalists observed Ryland receiving occupational therapy at the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute TeletonUSA in San Antonio, and Caruba interviewed his surgeon, child psychiatrist and rehab physician as well as his family members.

By Lauren Caruba

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