Matt Miller, a 2010 graduate of the McCombs School of Business Texas Evening MBA program, talked to MyFox 7′s Good Day Austin yesterday morning about his mountain climbing accident in Pico de Orizaba, Mexico with his father Dennis.
Matt was traveling with his father when they both tumbled 4,000 feet off of the side of the mountain when Matt reached out to help his father. In the accident, Matt’s head was hit with an ice axe, his nose fell off, he broke all of his ribs and his lung collapsed. The accident caused him to lose all his fingers, except his thumbs, and all his toes as he suffered from pulmonary edema and hypothermia.
Matt seeking his independence back after the accident, took a job in Los Angeles that eventually led him to Austin, where he was accepted into the Texas Evening MBA program. In the story, Matt talks about his experience back in the classroom.
To help him regain confidence, Matt approached Program Director Trent Thurman about presenting to the class about his accident. In doing so, he was able to tell his story and help him through the trauma.
To watch this story, go to: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/good_day/UT-Reporter:-Climbing-to-the-Top-20101026-ktbcgd#65131424-1.