Inspiring 22-Year-Old Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Emma Kenyon

(WHTM) – Bloomsburg University student Emma Kenyon is recovering, after a traumatic brain injury put her in a coma for a month. The Mechanicsburg resident will be able to leave the hospital for the day and participate in graduation May 12.

“I have four kids,” said Michele Dill, who lives in Mechanicsburg and is married to Bob Dill. “Two that grew in my heart, and two that grew in my belly.”

One of those kids is Emma: a 22-year-old studying to be a teacher. But on an icy night in February, she was in a car accident.

“Her motor cortex was injured in the sense that every muscle in her body, she can’t control,” said Bob Dill. “From that moment, we worked hard to try to maintain the idea that she was there and that she was going to come back to us.”

“You know things that happened, that you think, ‘oh that’s just a reflex,” said Michele Dill. “They weren’t a reflex. That young women was in there the whole time.” CONTINUE