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3/11/13 9:34 A

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Hi Doug! Thank you for sharing with us your info!
Your son obviously has a great support network (and wonderful parents) to regain so much of his life! So many people are not so fortunate!

What has been the biggest help for your family in this process? I facilitate a support group in my county and have two families dealing with this right now!

All the best,
Barb G


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3/7/13 12:23 P

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First I just want to say how very sorry I am that your family has had to deal with a brain injury due to someone else's negligence. Second I am so glad that your son has parents who love him and care for him.
I myself have a brain malformation that I live with but feel very lucky that I am able to live a very happy and productive life although excersize for someone with very poor balance is a challenge. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you with anything.
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1/13/13 7:33 P

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Hi! I'm Doug. On 18 Nov 2005, my oldest son, Carson, was hit by a car when he was in the crosswalk right in front of his school. The driver ran the stop light. Carson received a severe traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for a month. He was 13 at the time. He made a lot of progress and was even able to complete his Eagle Scout requirements. The brain injury affected his left arm and leg, caused his eyes to diverge, and he can't speak clearly. He uses a wheel chair mostly but can use a cane for short distances. He can hear fine and communicates by writing or fingerspelling. We have a brain injury living facility in our town and he lives in one of their group homes now as well as going to their day program every day. He really likes being there because it gives him some independence. I've been on SparkPeople a while but I thought I'd join this team to share info and experiences because I know how difficult it can be to get a good workout in when you're trying to care for someone with a brain injury.

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