Five Years After Brain Injury, Teen Finds Purpose in ‘Sprawling Creativity’

(Cranston Herald) – Theron Maynard emerged from a life-changing car accident in 2015 with a new understanding of purpose-driven living.

Now, as the 19-year-old prepares to self-publish his first book, he sees storytelling and creativity as essential parts of both his present and future.

“I’ve always been a creative person, but I came out [of the accident] just with a sprawling creativity,” he said during a recent interview.

He added: “I’ve always said, and people look at me like I have three heads when I say this, it was honestly a blessing in disguise. It made my life better.”

As an eighth-grader at Western Hills Middle School, Maynard sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident in Garden City. After being rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital and being put into a medically induced coma, he began a long road to recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston. CONTINUE