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USC's Stafon Johnson talks about injury

Faith, family help him heal from a nearly fatal weightlifting accident

Updated: December 25, 2009, 3:19 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | Special to ESPN Los Angeles

It sits there, looming. An object that was, at one time, inviting to a kid who grew up loving its simplicity and its power to help him get to where he wanted to go, to be the football player he wanted to be. But it now is also the object that nearly killed him, dealing him so crushing a blow that doctors expected he'd never breathe without a tracheostomy tube in his neck or eat by any method other than through a tube in his stomach.

But there it was, looming, beckoning. USC running ...

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