Recently, the BBC has started a new blog in order to increase the awareness of brain injuries and brain injury symptoms. The BBC blog tells personal stories of people who have been unfortunate enough for these injuries to happen to them. The BBC states “Charity Headway East London (a charity supporting brain injuries) has worked with people who have an acquired brain injury (or ABI) to compile a tell-all blog of frank and open personal accounts of what their lives were like before, and after. The aim is to help ABI survivors rediscover their voices and give them confidence to use them.”
One of the stories told by the BCC involved a 47-year-old woman named Sam, who was involved in a car accident. Sam was the passenger in a car and she wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Sam had her window down as the accident happened. When the car accident occurred, she flew out of the window as the car rolled over. Out of all the people involved in the accident, Sam was the most seriously hurt.
Motor vehicle accidents like these can result in significant injuries. According to the BBC, Sam said “I was in a coma for a couple of months. I had a bolt coming out of my head because they had taken a bit of my skull out due to the pressure.” After her time in the hospital, Sam went to physical therapy where she worked on her walking and speaking skills. After eight months in rehab, Sam was allowed to go home. However, she required close supervision with food preparation and walking, as well as physical assistance with other activities.
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