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Volleyball player bounces back

  • Featuring: Heather Boyan & Isaac Friesen
  • Date Submitted: Apr 9, 2021
  • Location: California

Heather Boyan, a devout Catholic, shares with friend Isaac Friesen her rise in volleyball as a middle hitter via a full-ride scholarship at Western Kentucky University and later transferring to the University of Hawaii. She also shares her humbling spiritual wake-up call after a near-fatal tumble down a 50-foot waterfall, which broke 10 ribs, fractured her left scapula, and collapsed a lung. She credits two weeks in a hospital, group prayer, and a renewed relationship with God as keys to her recovery. Edit credit: Alison Jacques


  • Heather Boyan
  • Isaac Friesen
  • Faith
  • Volleyball
  • Athletic
  • Catholic