Brain Injured 21-Year-Old Leaves ICU, Enters Therapy

(Montrose Press) – A month after Joseph Catanese was involved in an incident in Arizona that left him with, his family says, a traumatic brain injury, two skull fractures, swelling and a fractured eye socket, a path to recovery is becoming clear.

The 21-year-old is making considerable progress, parents Mike and Angel Catanese said on Wednesday.

Catanese has left the ICU, his parents confirmed, and started therapy. Depending on how recovery goes, it’s possible Catanese can return to school next spring, something that seemed unlikely during his initial assessment. CONTINUE