(Tulsa World) – A ladder slipped from under Chris Lieberman as he reached toward a warehouse shelf in March 2016. He fell headfirst several feet onto a concrete floor, soon slipping into a three-week coma after emergency surgery for brain trauma.
A few months later, when complications from a procedure rendered him unresponsive, some doctors believed he would remain in a persistent vegetative state. But Lieberman is living a remarkable recovery today to the point that he and his girlfriend aim to launch a nonprofit foundation to help others like him.
“We started immediately trying every place in Tulsa, northeast Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, too,” Lieberman said, sipping a soda recently in a Brookside coffee shop with his better arm. “And, unfortunately, we learned the hard way that Oklahoma does not really have any facilities with the equipment or trained therapists to help me get back to my life, which I really wanted.” CONTINUE