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Christmas Eve 2016

December 10, 2018

I am writing on behalf of my sweet 20 year brother who suffered a brain injury almost 2 years ago. On Christmas Eve of 2016, my brother came home from work complaining about his breathing. We immediately called 911 and rushed him to the hospital. In the ambulance, on our way there, both his lungs collapsed (we later found out that he had air leaking from his lungs), but EMS was able to resuscitate him immediately. It is assumed that his brain didn’t receive oxygen for 3-5 minutes during that time, leading to an anoxic brain injury.

He was put into coma for a few weeks, and spent several months in rehab. We brought him home after 6 months. Today, he is able to walk with support on his good days, but is bedridden for the most part. He has lost his speech due to the brain injury but is just as smart as he used to be. We take each day as it comes and never stop believing that God has a plan for him.

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