Mom Celebrates Son Recovery After 18-Wheeler Crash, Brain Injury

( – A lot of mothers feel special for at least one Sunday in May. But Lachelle Mays, of Cedar Hill, feels blessed every day. “Words can’t express how much I love him because I thought I was going to lose him,” Mays said.

Mays and her only child, Jerry Mathis, work together at an aerospace company. A couple of years ago, Mathis was driving behind Mays on the way to start their 5 a.m. shift. “When I look at the mirror, he comes through and an 18-wheeler had t-boned his passenger side door,” Mays said.

The impact left Mathis with a traumatic brain injury. Doctors weren’t sure he’d ever walk or talk again. CONTINUE