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Two traumatic accidents nearly killed Matt Scherber. Overcoming enormous odds, he still plays hockey.

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. — Growing up playing Minnesota youth and high school hockey, Matt Scherber’s passion for the game grew with him.

As an adult, two traumatic construction accidents nearly took his life. But friendship, family support and a program offered by the Minnesota Wild has allowed Matt to continue playing the game — and making a difference in the lives of the people around him.

Watch the video of Matt Scherber.