Over the past two seasons, Milton quarterbacked arguably the best team in the Group of Five. In that span he has led the UCF Knights to a 25-1 record that includes two AAC titles and a now-legendary win over Auburn in the 2018 Peach Bowl.We wish Milton the best of luck as he continues his recovery and hope to see him take the field again next year! TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 23: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to the replay board during the second quarter against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)UCF fans have been waiting with baited breath to get a prognosis on star quarterback McKenzie Milton – regardless of whether he plays again or not. Fortunately, Milton just got an injury update that bodes extremely well for his career.Speaking to ESPN this past weekend via 247Sports, Milton explained that his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery has gone incredible well. He revealed that he is “further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict.”“I’m a lot further along than any doctor would anticipate or predict, and that’s by the grace of God and a lot of prayers and a lot of support by close friends and people I don’t even know… With my nerve damage, I’m basically back to 100 percent. I have full feeling in my foot. You know that’s very rare.“Sometimes it never comes back for some people, and the artery, the blood is flowing great. So, now it’s just about getting range of motion and building strength back up.”Milton dislocated his knee last season against USF, and had to be taken to the hospital with extensive artery and nerve damage. There were legitimate fears that he may lose the lower leg altogether or at worst be unable to walk again.Now, Milton is eyeing a full recovery and even a return to the football field in 2020.
While the massive humanitarian effort so far – led by the Bangladesh Government with international support – has saved countless lives, these children are becoming increasingly anxious about their futures, and vulnerable to frustration and despair.“The obligation we have as a global society is immense: to give children and young people the world has defined as ‘stateless’, the education and skills they need to build decent lives for themselves,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, after visiting the world’s largest and most congested refugee camp over two days earlier this week.With the right investment, the Rohingya can be an asset to their community and to the world — UNICEF chiefIn Myanmar, most Rohingya have no legal identity or citizenship, denied documentation by the Burmese Government. And since August 2017, when the vast majority were forced to flee for their lives from into Bangladesh, children are not being registered at birth. They lack any legal identity and official refugee status.Until conditions in Myanmar allow those eligible to return home, Rohingya children remain a minority without status, according to UNICEF. They are excluded from a formal education curriculum and in desperate need of skills. “Without a legal identity, they are at the mercy of traffickers and drug dealers”, said UN Humanitarian Envoy, Ahmed Al Meraikhi, who accompanied Ms. Fore.He stressed that we must agree collectively to “invest in this generation of Rohingya children, so that they can better navigate their lives today, and be a constructive part of rebuilding Myanmar’s social fabric when they are able to return”.Currently, UNICEF reaches 155,000 children ages 4-14 with a learning programme that progressively includes higher quality and more structured learning and skills.In 2019, it is prioritizing older adolescents to improve foundational literacy and numeracy, along with relevant vocational skills. The UN agency will also strongly focus on supporting the local host community in Cox’s Bazar, one of the poorest districts in Bangladesh.“This is crucial work, but a drop in the bucket of need. This is an untenable situation,” Ms. Fore said. “A generation of Rohingya children and young people cannot be left without the education and skills to build a life for themselves.”UNICEF Bangladesh is appealing for $152 million in 2019 to provide 685,000 Rohingya refugees and host community residents with critical support. As of February, it has received only 29 per cent of the funding.“If they become self-sustaining”, Ms. Fore asserted “their communities will also become self-sustaining and flourish”.“With the right investment, the Rohingya can be an asset to their community and to the world”, concluded the UNICEF chief.