Brain Injury Patients Suffer Invisible Disability That May Take Years to Recover From

( – Cooper Maher had just buried a friend who died by suicide when he jumped behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks.The next thing he remembers is waking up in a hospital bed.

“They told me I’d been in a pretty serious accident. I didn’t believe them,” he said. He was travelling around 120kp/h on Strontian Road at Boree Creek, New South Wales, about 80 kilometres west of Wagga Wagga.

The car flipped and Mr Maher was thrown out of the front windscreen. “I was on life support for a couple of days and then in a coma. I’m definitely lucky to be alive,” he said. CONTINUE