He Almost Died After a Brain Injury – Now, He’s Running His Third Marathon

(Runners World) – Jeff Kaplan lost a lot on September 14, 2018. That’s the day a driver in a car struck him while he was on a training run for the New York City Marathon.

Many of his memories—from high school, college, and of the accident itself—are gone. He lost half of his skull from a surgery called a craniectomy. The damage to the right side of his brain robbed him of control and even sometimes the awareness of the left side of his body.

But as he prepares to run the Chicago Marathon on October 10—fundraising for the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation along the way—Kaplan prefers to focus on all he’s gained. CONTINUE