College Student Defying the Odds, Graduates After Severe Brain Injury

(WOLF) — A Bloomsburg University Graduate worked to defy all odds after enduring a severe brain injury his freshman year.

On February 23, 2014, then-19-year-old Jackie Lithgow’s life was changed forever. While trying to break up a fight outside of a party, he was punched in the temple — causing his head to smash into the sidewalk.

Now, 7 years later, after years of therapy and perseverance, he received his diploma from Bloomsburg University.

“Fell over cracked my skull open and was in a coma for 15 days, had to get life flighted to Geisinger, Danville Geisinger so that’s a trauma one. So I got life flighted to Geisinger and then my journey really started,” Jackie Lithgow explained. CONTINUE