Carlos Ransey graduated from high school in 1993 and went to Murray State University on a football scholarship. Life was great. His studies were on target and the football team had an exceptional record his senior year. But that spring his life took a drastic turn. Carlos’ beloved aunt passed away, and he fell into a deep depression, dropping out of school just a few months before graduation.
After years of flirting with disaster, Carlos was determined to get his life back on track. After nearly ten years, he did earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science; but he knew something was missing; and he had to move in a new direction.
With the devastating loss of his grandmother to a heart attack in 1998, Carlos wanted to honor her and make a difference in the lives of others with heart problems. He chose a new career in cardiac rehabilitation.
Knowing he needed more education, West Kentucky Community and Technical College was his first choice. He enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program in fall 2006. After hard work and dedication, he graduated with honors and has never looked back.
Carlos now works in outpatient therapy at Murray Calloway County Hospital. “I can't imagine doing anything else with my life. I love helping others and get joy from seeing them realize that they can have a better quality of life if they are willing to work for it. I owe it all to God and West Kentucky.”