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Aviation Major Flying High on "Kids' Chance"

Chandler Osborne

For Chandler Osborne, a senior aviation major at Eastern Kentucky University, defying the odds runs in the family.

His father, David “Oz” Osborne, is a walking miracle. In 1989, he was severely injured in an altercation while on duty as a Daviess County police officer. The perpetrator shot him five times, struck him repeatedly in the head with his gun and commandeered his cruiser to run over him. The incident paralyzed him from the waist down. After many surgeries, Oz Osborne’s doctors told him that he would likely never walk again or ever be able to have more children.

Despite those bleak predictions, he eventually regained the use of his legs. Five years later, he and his wife welcomed their son, Chandler Osborne, into the world.


Published on March 28, 2018

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