New Jersey Father Shares Journey Back from Brain Injury

( – Dan Buhler, Jr. remembers the site in Edison where the environmental consultant was investigating the property’s former use as an old landfill. As part of his field work, test pits were being excavated to observe the soil below, and a contractor was on site clearing trees from the designated work areas. It was the spring of 2014.

Then, all went dark.

Buhler would later learn that a domino of falling trees sent one careening toward him, striking the back of his head with enormous force. Buhler, just 28 years old at the time, suffered severe head injuries, including a fractured skull and damage to his right occipital lobe. His hard hat may have saved his life but could not prevent serious brain injury. CONTINUE