He wasn't expected to live after the horrific car accident in which he suffered a severe brain injury. The 27-year-old not only held on to life, but he has fought back to speak again and walk again. He has even been able to launch his own website to help other victims of brain injuries.Charlotte families of brain trauma injury victims, and survivors of the injuries, can now access the man's website, TryMunity, devoted to helping anyone dealing with a traumatic, life-altering event, injury or illness.
She can't remember the auto accident that caused her brain injury. But she is more concerned today with overcoming the difficulties the injury left her and returning to her life's passion: teaching.
We've written in this space before about the causes of traumatic brain injuries. These head injuries are caused most often by falls (35 percent), says the Centers for Disease Control, followed by car accidents (17 percent), struck-by events (16 percent) and assaults (10 percent).
In the blink of an eye, a person's life can be changed forever by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to researchers, the most common causes of TBI are car accidents, falls, physical assault and injuries sustained while playing sports or similar physical activities.
A man riding his wheelchair across the nation is serving as an inspiration to others, including many here in Charlotte.
From Charlotte to California, individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries could soon have access to a drug that provides effects that before now were nearly impossible to achieve.
He is just 25 years old; a former college baseball player, he's been paralyzed below the chest since a car accident in 2006.
As a football player, Dave Duerson was known for hard-hitting, smart play. After his suicide in February, what he may be best remembered for is helping medical researchers advance their understanding of brain trauma.
Crowds no longer gather to watch him soar on the basketball court. Instead, they come to hear the former star talk about life after his paralyzing injury.
Building a crash test dummy that looks and responds like a human child is a bigger project than you might expect.