Ty Felmlee of Lewistown comes from a very athletic family. Ty’s father Mark plays softball and basketball. His mother Amy played field hockey and softball in high school. His little sister Mya has played filed hockey, soccer, softball and basketball since she was 4 years old and Ty, 19, has played soccer, baseball and basketball since he was four.

Ty loves the game of basketball and has demonstrated his dedication with his nutrition, training and his work ethic. It was his amazing work ethic that enabled him to return to the game he loved after a serious sports injury.

In July 2021, while playing a men’s league game with his dad’s team at the local YMCA, Ty suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Ty went in for a layup and had a little bit of contact that caused him to land awkwardly causing the injury.

Ty saw Dr. Dennis DeVita from Geisinger Lewistown Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who confirmed the injury and set him up with a surgeon at Geisinger Gray’s Woods, Dr. Hithem Rahmi (no longer with Geisinger).

Following surgery, Ty worked hard to rehabilitate the injury, working with Atlas Therapy and then Victory Training both from State College while working with Geisinger Athletic Trainer Zach Kavo at his school.

Through his hard work, Ty was able to return to play in the last game of his high school basketball team’s season in February. He made the game’s first points when he drained a three-pointer at the start of the game.

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