Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI

Jake fell off a high dive onto a pool deck at age 11.  This resulted in a partial resection of the left temporal lobe, a closed fracture, internal bleeding and a 12 day coma.  When he arrived at BWB, his speech was unintelligible, he had poor motor control skills especially in his hands and he could not close his lips or swallow correctly. He had braces on his legs and arms and used only a Assistant Communication Device.  After treatment he no longer needs the communication device or the braces.  Both arms are strong and he can walk long distances without tiring.   Academics, physical strength and abilities continued to improve. He was no longer doomed to a life of profound disability. Seven years after beginning treatment, Jake graduated from high school.

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