November 4, 2013 |
In: Awesome, Inspirational
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Meet Cavin Bounce. Cavin suffered a traumatic brain injury and was comatose for 12 days, and had less than a 10% chance of recovery…
3 years ago Cavin started a business and was living happily in NYC.
On May, 8th of 2011, he fell 2 stories and landed in a coma.
His mom in ICU.
He was diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal, Traumatic Brain Injury.
He woke up after a 12-day coma, with no recollection of what happened and severe brain fog.
“Where am I?”
He couldn’t walk, talk, or eat for 4 straight months.
It was hell.
Cavin lost significant control over much of his functioning and felt trapped for most of the recovery.
He began to process and accept what happened and started blogging about his experience.
Cavin then decided to help and educate others, and get back to life.
It took a tremendous amount of time to re-gain certain abilities.
After 4 months, he could eat again.
He pushed himself, and began to re-learn to walk.
Finally walking, it was time to celebrate!
As soon as he could speak again he tried to sing. And as soon as he could use his left arm again, he began to play the guitar.
Now, Cavin works to educate on brain health and spread awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury.
Recently, he even got to play a show at SXSW.
He is currently working on a book called “Lights, Coma, Action” to tell his story of recovery and to help others understand TBI.
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