“In the spring of 2016, I collided head on with a penn dot truck. I was then lifelighted, and I spent nine days in a coma. I ended up with a TBI in my frontal lobe, broken jaw and orbital bone, a feeding tube, and half collapsed lung. I finally woke up from my coma on May 25th- my birthday! I then transferred to Health South rehibilation center, where I did physical, speech, and occupational therapy, and was released on June 16th. I wasn’t allowed to walk or bath myself, in fear I would fall and hit my head.!I returned to my senior year of high school, graduated, and now I am a sophomore at Lock Haven University, to obtain my BSN in nursing.
Brain injuries are an injury that nobody can see, so they don’t understand why you’re acting different. That is one of the hardest parts. I have come a long way, but I still have a long way to go. I hope my story gives you inspiration and drive to accomplish your dreams, because whatever obstacle is in your path, you can get past it.”- Sam, TBI Survivor
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