Only those willing to go too far will know how far they can go.

Two days prior to my Junior year in high school, I sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) the evening of August 29, 1989 in a one car accident on McCully Road in Hampton Township, PA. Sitting in the front passenger seat, with my seatbelt on. My head turned faster than my brain could keep up with.  The impact caused my brain stem to twist and stretch and the right hemisphere of my brain hit the inside of my skull.  I immediately went into coma and had a post-traumatic seizure at the scene of the accident.  At the age of 16, in seconds, my life inevitably changed. You never really understand the dynamic of brain injury until it happens to you. Recovery is an on-going process.  Despite the struggles, mourning and depression that accompanies TBI, a person can never give up.

That was 30 years ago and I have made a remarkable recovery since—a recovery beyond everyone’s expectations, but my own.  I hope that by sharing my story through this website, my personal experience can and will influence the recovery trajectory of others’ who have sustained brain injuries and provide hope for the future.

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