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Blog Posts in April, 2006

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  • Accident Victim Has Warning For Others

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    People regularly hear the reminders to wear a bike helmet. A boy who beat the odds is a living example of why it’s so important. Keaton Bowden is living a very different life because of an accident on his bicycle. On Wednesday night, the 14-year-old competed in his first Special Olympics swim meet. It was a big achievement that he was able to be there at all. "The doctors said I could not be ...
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  • After the Coma

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    Eight years after a car accident changed everything, a mother and her son tell what it has been like to live with his traumatic brain injury. ST. PETERSBURG – It is estimated that 1.4-million people a year suffer traumatic brain injuries. For some of these patients and their families, life returns to normal. Ours did not. More than eight years ago, on Thanksgiving night, our then 27-year-old ...
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  • Brain injury unit to expand

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    WILLISTOWN — Lisa Yaffe was riding a bicycle near Dartmouth College, where she was attending school, when she was struck by a vehicle traveling 55 mph. Yaffe twice went into cardiac arrest before slipping into a five-week coma. She was taken to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to recover from brain injuries suffered in the accident. Although she still has some balance problems and experiences other ...
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  • Brain-injury victim prepares for run

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    At 21 years old Tracy Lussenhop-Caldwell learned to walk, talk, read and write and just about everything else most people take for granted. Caldwell, studying veterinarian medicine at the University of Illinois, was driving to a part-time job on Nov. 5, 1990 when she crashed her new Mustang GT. It was an accident that would change the course of the rest of her life. “I assume I was going ...
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  • Gear up, strap a helmet on for safety

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    Spring is here - the time when millions of Americans are heading outdoors to take part in their favorite sports activities. Getting ready for fun also means using the right gear and wearing a helmet each time you jump on a bike or skateboard, go for a horseback ride, play baseball or put on your in-line skates. Not all helmets are created equal. Different activities require different helmets. ...
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  • Local doctor gets lesson in recovery

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    BRENTWOOD – It happens in an instant. You have a job, but you can no longer do it. Your car is in the garage, but you can't drive it. Your sweater is in the closet, but you can't walk across the room to get it. Your spouse is at your side, and you can't even say, “I love you.” You've had a stroke, and in an instant, you've been robbed of the life you knew. Dr. Ted King of ...
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  • My Tucson: Guard against brain trauma

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    Numbskull. Bullheaded. Thickheaded. You’d think our skulls were hard as rock, to hear the epithets we sling around. But such name-calling lulls us into a false sense of security. We seem to think our heads – and those of our children – can take plenty of abuse. Sadly, not always so. That bone protecting your extremely delicate brain has its limitations. And children’s ...
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  • Ordinary day changed lives forever

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    Family comes back from the brink after crash. If anyone deserves a break, it is 2-year-old Abigail Graybill and her family. Abigail — Abby for short — has always loved watching movies, having books read to her and playing ball with her big bros. Sometime today, the budding tomboy will leave Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle to rejoin her siblings and her ...
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  • Slow road back from brain injuries. Two locals at different points of recovery.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2006

    ANKENY — Chelsie Zender says she remembers very little about her car accident Dec. 17, 2005, in Minneapolis. Zender, 21 and a 2002 West High graduate, was a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College at the time. She said she was driving that evening when another vehicle, allegedly fleeing from the police, ran a stoplight and slammed into her car. The left side of her body hit ...
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