Brain-Injury Patient Does the Impossible by Finishing College, Learning to Drive

(Dublin News) – A woman who suffered a severe brain injury has done the impossible by finishing college and learning to drive while hoping to complete a doctoral degree.

Megan McCartney, who is from Roscrea, Co Tipperary, was seven years old when she knocked down by a car 21 years ago. She was left with severe brain damage.

She couldn’t walk, talk, feed herself, or go to the bathroom by herself. According to Ms McCartney’s stepmother Sonja McCartney, “it was like having a newborn baby all over again at the tender age of seven”. CONTINUE