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May 15th, 2012, is the day my story starts. I was in a roll over accident where my seatbelt came off and I was ejected out of the sunroof. After being stabalized enough to get me in the Flight for Life helicopter, they still weren't sure I'd make it to the hospital. After getting to the hospital, they ran tests and did x-rays, and found I had two different types of brain injuries-- right side impact and sheering of the brain with tears in all four quadrents and into the grey matter. They couldn't tell if I had brain stem trauma because of the blood that pooled in that area. After almost a month, I woke up from a coma when they thought I was never supposed to. I then started to show the doctors that I was doing purposeful movements, so I wasn't moving just to move. I was moving to accomplish something; reaching out to grab something, trying to get out of bed, and such. They then sent me to Craig Hospital where, when I got there, I couldn't walk, talk, couldn't brush me teeth or comb my hair; I couldn't even sit up without a backrest or support by myself. I really couldn't do anything by myself. So, I started therapy not knowing how much that would help or how much I would recover. I was blessed enough that when I started therapy, I started to do a thing called "Fast Track". Which means that I would pick up on things quickly.The therapists would give me a whole group of tasks to do, then added on to them to challenge me. A target date of July 25th was set, but they said patients hardly get released on the target dates. But, I was determined to get out on my birthday, July 13th. Unfortunatly, I didn't get released on the 13th, but I did get released on my target date. A year after my accident, the first doctor that told me I would never make it back to the 100% that I was before the accident said "I think you've done it, accomplished the impossible." I would love to say that I did all of that on my own and that I accomplished the impossible, but that's not giving credit where credit is due. I have to give glory to God because just as Phillipians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me", I have done what was once refered to as impossible.
I decided to raise money for Craig Hospital, because they have changed my world! I get to live the life I live today because of the outstanding and helpful people, and programs they provide. The monies I am raising will go to TBI Freedom. TBI Freedom, based in Colorado Springs, helps all military people who come back from war with traumatic brain injuries. Please help me in giving back to the hospital that gave me so much!
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