Stories of Amazing Recoveries from Brain Injury
Hello, my name is Peter Lawryniuk. When I was 7 years old, I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. I was in a coma for 11 days, and when I awoke, I needed to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, use my muscles, everything over again.
On May 29th, 2010, I was celebrating the upcoming wedding of my childhood friend. We were at his house that night, groom and groomsmen, having a bonfire.
I was driving my rather unique three wheeler (former mail package delivery vehicle) and another car, making his left turn in an intersection, plowed into me.
I was injured when I was 18. I have written a book, 'The Ex Left Hander' published by Createspace, available on Amazon.com, and a screenplay which I am trying to get produced.
On 25th Feb 2008, i was hit by a car while crossing the road... The car was only going 30 miles an hour, but the way it hit me, i went right over the car, hitting my head on the windshield then the road.
Hi there my name is Benjamin wood and when i was 18 i was on my motorcycle (Sv-650) on 12/31/07 a drunk driver hit me head on and I was put into a coma.
My name is Robert. I had a sever brain injury in 2001 in Houston, Texas. I was brought to Ben Taub Hospital cause they are a trauma center.
I am a TBI survivor. It happened in August 1979. I was seven years at the time. My sister and I were playing and I jumped from a truck and a big hook on the end of the logging chain struck the back of head.
my name is tyler zelko and i recieved an early b-day present, it was a tbi 6- months ago.
My friends and I were traveling in a little Chevette,all 16yrs.,we were at a red light and there was a semi-truck facing us. When the light changed, Dorraine turned into his path and I was passenger side...
The day started off as a normal quiet one. As I relaxed inside my home, I heard this crashing sound. I quickly approached the back door where the aching screams grew louder.
At 10:50 a.m. on June 26, 2007, I was almost killed while returning to the office following a meeting at church. While making a left turn at a green light, I was hit by a car driven by a 19-year-old male who was late to work and ran the red light.
Hello my name is Mike Ladouceur. I am writing this to let people know that there is recovery after a traumatic injury. I was in a bad accident at a factory I was working in.
My story is about a car accident that occured in March 1971,in which as a passenger in left front of vehicle, it is believed my head broke the windscreen along with other facial lacerations broken teeth etc.
march 2009 hit side swiped in surrey bc canada. this is my story of a 2nd accident in sept same year and 2 falls on cement.
My 56 yr old brother had a brain stem stroke 08/09/09. He could only move his eyes, and now is in a wheelchair able to transfer with assist to, his voice has come back very low and he is hard to understand.
I'm a 13 year Survivor - Thrivor, after my car crash!
Hi, My name is Kristy. I'm 22. When I was 3 years old I was diagnosed with Lukemia, which is cancer in the blood. I went through chemotherapy and radiation.
I sustained a TBI in 2001, was put in a drug-induced coma for two weeks, and have made a full recovery with few side effects.
On August 19th, 1995 I was in a bad automobile accident in which the van we was driving went out of control leaving me in a coma for 2 and a half monthes.
My name is Samantha Newell. Tuesday October 6, 2009, I accidently ran a red light that was covered by the fog. I was t-boned by another car.
my husband fell off a ladder may 13, 2008 was in intensive care for 4 weeks and in a coma...
I am 20 years old at the time of my accident I was 19 and I am a head injury patient I used to study Pharmacy.
I was "brain-injured" in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in 1988 just across the street from my house. I was ejected out of the rear door of the car and dragged under the car.
My mom Sandra was recently admitted into the hospital due to she was unable to swallow her food. Had lose of balance.
12/30/1982 Hit R.frontal lobe by 10lb piece of steel that fell from 500' down to 200'. Pin went thru hardhat, knocking me off 6" I beam. Partner grabbed my foot but couldn't hold me.
I was 21 years of age and manning an above ground DoD Nuclear Radiation Test Site Gate in Adelphi, MD when my non-ergonomic 1965 Government Secretarial Chair Gave Way causing me to strike my head on an oak shelf that was on the brick wall behind my admin bay.
We were on vacation in Las Vegas when, on March 30, 2008, our 12 year old son suffered from an anuerysm. We had no warning signs, no headaches, nothing that day.
I was impacted on my side of the car as the driver. While turning on a green arrow a car sped thru the intersection.
hi my story is about my son. july 13 2006, the worst day of our lives, our then 20 year old son had a quadding accident (atv).
It was the day that everyones feared, Friday the 13th, in the month of November and in the year 1998. I was only 15 at the time and playing JV football.
On January 17, 2004 our 5 almost 6 year old son, Trace, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. We were snow skiing in Winter Park, Colorado.
Daniel Ziolkowski Jr.
Hi my name is Dan Jr., I have an extraordinary story to tell. My mother Mary Lou Ziolkowski was diagnosed with Lung cancer in May of 2007.
On April 9, 2006 it was like any other day. I arose went about my day and went to bed feeling great and healthy. In the middle of the night I woke with the most excrutiating pain in my head and screaming for my husband to call 911.
it was an rta 19 march 2005 bristol england i was having a drink as teenager do i was celebrating becoming a pro footballer at the time.
My name is Annette and I had a severe car accident not even a half mile from my home. I had a traumatic brain injury with a broken neck and broken ribs.
My younger brother Andrew suffered a road traffic accident on the 9th August 2005. He was 23 at the time of the accident. To this day we do not know how he ended up in a ditch clinically dead at 2.55am that morning.
hey! i am a 25 year old man from mississippi. i was in trainiang at my job for dish network. i had my wreck my buddy was driving. i was thrown 100 feet out.
Hi my name is Pam and my husband sustained a TBI October 15, 2006. He was in a coma for about a month, then a low level of consciousness till I brought him home December 7, 2006.
I got pregnant when i was 18yrs of age in 1997. Im small for my age, 4ft 10inc. I was left go 8-10 days over my due date. My daughter was born with Cerebel Palsy, due to lack of oxygen.
On June 10, 2006 I was riding my motorcycle on a rural highway at 65mph. I was following a pickup truck on the highway. The driver of the pickup, who I later learned was unlicensed, slammed on the brakes to make a turn.
I was on a charity ride for a family that lost the father and 2 children on July 15 2006. On the way to pick up my truck so I could pick up my daughter when I wreck on a motorcycle.
Well i was in a car wreck 4 years ago and it caused me alot of pain. i was 9 months preg and i lost the baby. and i got this brain injury from it and its so hard to deal with.
i am dheva sagayam, my age is 28 i was injured my age of 15 now i am 28, i am completed my diplomo and degree in pharmacy, i can't work well in my field because of my hesitation, i am injured between the temporal and occipital site.
Richard Blount jr
hi i am barry...in the summer of 1980 i was living on base in fort knox, ky. i was trying to endure the socially tortuous transition from middle school to senior high school. anyways i was a geek type boy, and i discovered illegal drug use came with a crowd, a buzz, and so at age 12 i had already tried every drug there was
My son, Kelton (but everyone calls him "Peabo"), suffered a severe TBI, as a result of a car accident in July, 1997, at the age of 20.
My name is Mickey Mills. I have 2 children 6 and 10 years old. On 11/6/06 their father, whom I am divorced from but still good friends, fell at work off a 2 story building.
It all happened on September 1st, 2005. I was a sophomore in high school at University of Illinois in Champaign. It was about 1 in the morning and my roommate and I were doing homework and watching a little TV.
Hi my name is Wendy Perneroski, and my son Chris who is 22 suffered a severe brain injury while riding his dirt bike on March 11, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia.
My 17-year old son Stephan had a horrible car accident on October 11th 2005. He left school with two of his friends to go to the local pizza place.
First TBI with coma (11 days) was in Aug.1965. I was just one month shy of turning 7 years old. An "impaired/drunk" driver had crossed over the line on a two lane road in San Francisco, CA.
On February 2nd of 2001 my parked car that was on the side of the nys thruway was driven over by a tractor trailer.
My name is Leah Lusby. I was 24 when i got into the car accident. I was drinking but I had enough sense to ask someone else to drive.
...Because it had turned green for *Neo (us), she put the gear into two and drove on without noticing that the guy was coming from the right. Unfortunately, when they saw each other, it was too late.
My name is Debbie and I got a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident when I was a teenager.
My story begins November 22, 1995. I was riding in the back of a truck when we hit a pothole at 45 miles per hour.
Easter Sunday 2001, my daughter Kristina had slept at her best friends house, who happened to live next door to us in a condo complex.
Stephen D. Korczak
It happened 15 years ago on June 10, 1990. It happened when a person ran a STOP sign.
I am a survivor of TBI since August 22, 1988. I was assaulted with a baseball bat to the back of my head and striking the sidewalk with the front of my head.
My name is Devina, I am 32 years old. Prior to March 1, 2005 I had really no big medical issues, only happy to having a baby, my second child.
On August 15, 1998 I was in a near fatal car accident. I was asleep in the front passenger side of a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by my mother.
My name is Lee, and on January 10, 2004 I laid my motorcycle down and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
My name is Brian Webb and I plan to run in the Flying Pig Marathon this May in Cincinnati, Ohio because I can.
On February 16th, 2004 my 27 year old brother sustained a gun shot wound to the head. His frontal lobe was completely destroyed.
C. Joy Bishop
. . . Poor choices that many teens make found him asleep in the backseat of a teen drunk driver's vehicle, then into the middle of a highway fighting for his life.
. . . I am a full time paramedic and was on duty working when I heard the dispatch center send a call out for our home address. It was for a man down on the road bleeding from the head.
My 14 year old son Greg was vacationing with his mother when he fell off of a 65 foot cliff hitting a large rock head first.
My son rolled his Jeep in the mountains of Colorado almost 3 years ago.
Hello, my name is Jimmy Rogers and this past August I was in a car accident in which 3 people were killed and 7 injured.
I was in a car accident on May 25, 2003. I know I'm very lucky to even be alive.
I was in a motorcycle wreck and was thrown 147 feet from the motorcycle with no helmet on.
My name is Kenneth Calhoun, I am 46 years old. Back on January 2, 1991 I had a brain aneurysm while at work.
On July 28, 1995 I was in a bad car accident. My car rolled over and I was clinically dead.
On May 19, 2004 my son was in a car accident. He was flown to a trauma center with a "traumatic brain injury", they said the frontal lobe was severed.
I am writing this for my husband, Ron. He suffered a TBI on September 14, 1997. He was involved in a motorcycle accident.
I am the Mom of Navy Seal Mark Colburn who in 1997 during a sky dive exercise was struck by another Seal who went through his parachute, tore it and collided with his head feet first.
My 68 year old wife fell while in the hospital for some colon surgery. The day I was to take her home she fell and hit her head.
In July of 1982 I fell from a three story roof and suffered an injury to my brain stem.
My son, Aaron was 17 years old when he had his car accident. He was driving alone and there was no speeding, drugs, or alcohol.
On November 4, 1988 my life changes, I had been living and working out in Texas, I was an aircraft mechanic out at Randolf AFB.
I was in a car wreck on the way for a weekend in Louisville with my friends.
I was traveling at 75 mph on the free-way and rear ended a trash truck and slid up against it until the driver side door caved in, then my car came to a stop.
I am Debby Gerhards and this is the Story of my husband's brain injury.
Well my story is about my step-dad after he had a real bad automobile accident of January 17th 2004, it left my father with an enclosed brain injury.
My husband was in a motorcycle accident without a helmet. He has severe brain damage to the frontal lobes.
In September of 1999, my boyfriend of 4 years was involved in a motor vehicle accident which left him in a coma with a closed head injury among other health issues.
I had a near fatal accident on January 11, 2003. I was in a COMA for 6 weeks, on a ventilator, and was in the hospital for 4 months.
This is the story of my son Fred that I want to share. At age 15 Fred suffered a severe TBI due to a hanging accident.
An automobile accident the summer before my junior year of high school left me with multiple injuries, including a severe closed head injury.
On May 9, 1998, our son, Mark Terry, who was 26 years old at the time suffered a severe closed head injury while riding a motorcross bike at a track in Greenville, Texas.
At the 14. January. 1996 I was alone at home with my three kids. In the afternoon we decided to go to a tower not far from us to see the sunset.