Yesterday, August 11 marked the 51st anniversary (August 11, 1967) of the accident that left me with an open skull fracture, right frontal lobe damage, a severe brain bruise with brainstem involvement. I remained in a coma for 3 weeks.
I was 10 years old at the time.
I also remained in traction for 6-7 weeks to set my left femur which fractured as I went up and over my Dad’s (who was driving) bucket seat before my head slammed into the inside of the windshield of our Volkswagon Beetle.
I then was placed in a full body cast or Spica Cast, in which I remained for 5 month. After being placed in the spica cast I was transferred, by ambulance, to a different hospital to undergo brain surgery.
You can read more about my process and journey over the past 51 years by clicking this link: About Page.
The Reason I Share my 51st Anniversary with You
I share the news of my 51st anniversary with you to encourage you to not give up on your process and journey. If you are struggling to accept the impact of your brain injury I can empathize with you as I have been there too. But as I have discover, more will be revealed to you with time. So don’t give up!
Brain Injury Recovery Never has to Stop
On February 6, 2007, I created Second Chance to Live to share what has and continues to help me in my ongoing recovery process.
Over the past 10 1/2 years, I have created different resources to share what has and continues to help me in my ongoing recovery process of living with the impact of a brain injury and an invisible disability.
To gain access to these resources click on this link: Free Resources Available on Second Chance to Live.
As you have questions, please ask. All questions are good questions. Please leave your questions in the comment section below and I will respond to you.
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