Healing Through a Traumatic Brain Injury and Memory Loss

(Southeast Missourian) – When Kelly Westbrook was 23, she was in a single-car accident that put her in a coma for 12 days. She had a shattered left hip. And she had a traumatic brain injury, which led to brain bleeds and memory issues.

When she woke up from her coma, she says she she didn’t cry or communicate for a “very long time.” And she didn’t remember the previous year of her life.

Thankfully, though, she did remember her family, whom she says were some of her best supports throughout her healing journey. Through five weeks of inpatient therapy and then a few months of outpatient therapy, she learned how to walk again. CONTINUE