Edmonton Man Making ‘Exceptional’ Recovery After Brain Injury

David Radford

(Yahoo News) – After David Radford completed his dream of touring the world solo on a motorcycle, his life was upended in 2015 by a traumatic brain injury.

Waking from a three-month coma at the University of Alberta Hospital in September 2015, Radford couldn’t fathom how he got there.

“When I first came out of the coma I knew there was something wrong with me but I didn’t understand what was wrong with me,” he told CBC Radio’s Radio Active Thursday.

“It’s so ironic. On my trip I did 91 countries and 200,000 kilometres solo … but I go back home to Edmonton and end up in a coma.”

Radford, who now lives in Thailand, was visiting his parents in Edmonton in July 2015 when, late at night, he fell down a flight of stairs. He hit his head on a corner and lost consciousness.

Radford was rushed to hospital where doctors used the Glasgow Coma Scale to determine the severity of his brain injury. Radford scored a three, the worst possible rating. CONTINUE