Back to School

Students, teachers are back in class

Students, teachers are back in class

Neither Juan Spence nor his parents could have imagined such a day three months ago.

At the time, doctors gave Juan a 5 percent chance of survival. Tuesday morning, he was heading back to school like any other kid.

“It’s been outstanding. I can’t even believe it,” the Warhill senior said. “I’m actually walking. I’m talking. I’m eating whatever I want. It’s been great.”

Juan was in the passenger seat during a serious car wreck on May 22; it led to the removal of part of his skull and two stints at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, spanning more than two months.

With three classes left to graduate, Juan decided to take one class in the fall and two in the spring....