Recipients to receive $1,500 scholarship at 18th annual Brady Sports Achievement Awards on April 19
CARMEL, IND. – Forté Orthopedic Research Institute is proud to honor four Indiana high school senior student-athletes with the 2023 Thomas A Brady, MD Comeback Scholarship Award.
The Brady Comeback Awards honor both male and female student-athletes at the collegiate or high school level from Indiana who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sports. This year’s recipients, who will each receive a $1,500 scholarship, are as follows:
“Despite receiving life-changing diagnoses and injuries, this year’s honorees overcame the odds to achieve beyond what anyone might have thought possible, both athletically and academically, and we can’t help but be moved and inspired by their stories,” said Marty Rosenberg, president of Forté Orthopedic Research Institute. “We look forward to celebrating alongside Addison, Kendal, Corbin and Kate as we recognize them as the student-athletes and positive role models they are.”
The Brady Comeback Award recipients will be honored during the 18th annual Brady Sports Achievement Awards, presented by Physicians Rehab Solution and hosted by Forté Institute. Proceeds from the event, which will take place Wednesday, April 19, at Lucas Oil Stadium, will support Forté Institute in its mission to lead advances in orthopedic care and sports medicine through research and education to enhance quality of life.
The Brady Sports Achievement Awards are named for Dr. Thomas A. Brady, a founder of Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, who is recognized as the father of sports medicine in Central Indiana. Brady, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 95, developed many innovative techniques for returning athletes to their sports quickly and safely.
Learn more about Forté Institute and register to attend the Brady Sports Achievement Awards at forteinstitute.org.
About the 2023 Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Scholarship Award Recipients
Senior, Clay High School, South Bend
A senior at Clay High School, Addison Nally has achieved beyond what anyone thought possible, both athletically and academically. At 8-years old, he began suffering from chronic pain that would eventually lead to a diagnosis of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, or CRMO, a rare nonbacterial bone disease that causes inflammation within a person’s bones. After three years of inactivity and school absences because of his disease, Nally received proper treatment and vowed to improve his physical abilities and dedicate himself to his schoolwork. His determination paid off, eventually earning Nally a GPA over 4.0 and leading him to excel in baseball, cross-country and tennis.
Senior, Lafayette Central Catholic High School, Lafayette
Kendal Rider embodies what it means to overcome adversity. A contributor to Lafayette Central Catholic’s girls basketball, soccer and softball teams, as well as the track team, Rider received a shocking diagnosis in April 2020 when doctors discovered she had a rare, pre-cancerous pancreatic tumor. Despite enduring five surgeries and devastating postoperative complications, the Central Catholic senior overcame each surgery and medical setback by approaching her recovery with the same drive and dedication that fueled her as an athlete. Exceeding all expectations, she helped lead her basketball team to the IHSAA State Basketball Championship game in 2022 and to Semi-State in 2023.
Senior, Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School, Osgood
A senior student-athlete at Jac-Cen-Del, Corbin White’s positive attitude is matched only by his ability to overcome adversity. In 2021, White experienced the first, and most difficult, of several life-changing experiences when he lost his father to cancer. A little over a year later, his family home was damaged by a fire that left him injured. Just as he recovered, White faced yet another challenge when he was severely hurt and hospitalized following a UTV accident. He began rehab as soon as he was able, persevering through many therapy sessions to join his basketball team on the court months ahead of schedule, now wearing number 54 on his jersey as a tribute to his father.
Senior, Elkhart High School, Elkhart
A leader of Elkhart High School’s volleyball program, Kate York has a mental toughness and work ethic that serve as an inspiration to all who know her. After being diagnosed with severe scoliosis that required two flexible rods and 26 screws to be placed into her spine, she worked tirelessly to achieve her goals, both athletic and academic. Despite missing three weeks of school to recover from surgery, the Elkhart senior maintained an impressive 4.2 weighted GPA. Following extensive physical therapy, she also returned to the volleyball court, where she achieved a personal goal to attain 1,000 assists in her varsity career and help her team reach their goal of going undefeated in conference play and becoming conference champions.