“I’m not in a wheelchair” On April 7, 2009 I was in a car accident and Life flighted to Duke. Doctors told my family they didn’t think I would survive. I came home in June and began my therapy. I finished high school in 2010 at the age of 16 and was able to get out of the wheelchair and use a Hemi-walker at graduation.
I’m so grateful for my sister who carries me everywhere and is with me during my therapy sessions. I love seeing Ms. Lisa. She makes therapy fun. I get to do Superman stretches, walk over hurdles, and love the bike challenge. I had horrible swayback before the accident and the therapists have truly corrected my posture.
A goal I’ve reached with occupational therapy is to grasp and release with my right thumb. A challenge of mine is to get rid of my cane and feed myself with my right hand. I continue everyday to work on my speech. One of my favorite things to do is hug the therapists and staff at Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Rehab.
CONDITION: TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)