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  1. Liz Shea on April 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I empathize with this woman. I too am a brain injury patient. Shot in the head and robbed at an ATM…Wells Fargo….and I had to retrain my body, brain and coordination skills. It’s painful; however, I have come up with a makeshift application while healing.

  2. Herb Segars on August 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

    My son, Tom, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2005. He is making a slow but steady recovery. One of the treatments that he had good success with is hyperbaric oxygen treatment. We saw big changes in him during the treatments. The problem with them is that they are not covered by insurance but some treatment facilities offer reduced rates. If you would like more information about Tom’s treatment, please contact me. Tom did not start his treatments until four years after his injury and they still helped. Good luck to Ashleigh and God Bless you all!

  3. Marilyn on November 10, 2012 at 4:12 am

    My husband was in a logging accident in Dec 2009. He is still suffering very much from TBI. I’m am looking more natural treatments for him but am limited at the time because of very low income and have 6 children to support too. We are just treating him right now with pharmaceuticals which have so many side effects and really don’t heal just cover symptoms! I’m am glad just to find some one else who has been through some of this stuff

  4. Claudia on May 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Hi there,

    I love the information and Ashliegh’s story on there. My brother (29) got into an accident on April 29, 2013, he also had Severe Brain Injury and facial fractures. He is improving day by day. Has a trachea in which they lowered the size this past Monday, he is breathing on his own and oxygen on his own as well. He moves the right side of his body just fine but being the right side of his brain has lots of the damage the left isn’t as productive. He has a helmet because they had taken out part of the right skull to let the swelling and pressure have room. The swelling has gone down tremendously from three weeks ago, but the neurosurgeon doesn’t want to put the skull back in until it’s completely not swollen. I know it’s a day by day process and it’s going to be a very long recovery (if completely) process but we pray and see him everyday. He is very moody and depressed so he doesn’t really talk with us. We also have to find a subacute facility but they are so bad here in California. And some won’t take him if he is restrained (which he is as he tries to pull things off) or if he doesn’t have the Trache which they are hoping to put in the size 4 this week or early next week. He has crappy insurance and they do not cover subacute, so we are on pending Medi-Cal and of course some facilities do not accept that either. I am just glad Ashliegh is doing well and I hope in the long run my brother does the same. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.

  5. Eddie on June 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This is not about me. It is about my grandson Eddie. I am sitting by his bed in a PICU in Northridge CA. Eddie had a near death drowning incident on June 19. His body has made a remarkable recovery. All told he was 60 + minutes without
    oxygen to the brain. The medical world believes he has no chance. So they watch and wait. We don’t.
    We have mostly worked with our trust in God but He also works through spiritual healers, Reiki masters, cranial healers, touch people like family, reflexology on toes and finger tips to stimulate the brain, prayer groups (right now Eddie has reached out through the Internet to thousands of people in over 40 countries around the world.

    It is a miracle Eddie is still with us on Day 11. But he continues to fight and with our help and with God’s grace he will come back to us.

    God bless you for reading this.

    Wayne Smith
    Sent from my iPhone grows.

  6. anon on May 15, 2014 at 9:38 am

    To Ashleigh and her parents,

    I myself had a TBI; an epidural hematoma in a freak accident. The ER and doctor’s all told my parents there would be no way I would be able to sustain that type of trauma.
    I I was a cross country runner in high school runner in high school and as I laid on the gurney, my mom spoke to me and told me this was about to be the “greatest race of my life and I needed to run away from the light and come to my family.” Although I was previously unresponsive to my name and being touched, my feet began to move, ever so slightly,as if I was running. I was in a coma for a about a week after, but my point is never lose hope, miracles do happen.

    Your family is in my prayers. All the best.

    • Ernie & Ashleigh Szabo on May 21, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I am very happy you pulled though. Thanks for the positive message. As I am sure you know, some days are better than others but we all just want to keep moving forward

  7. KR on January 17, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Thank you for sharing your story & experiences…each day is a gift for change & progress..My prayers are with you & I wish the best for you, Ashley, your parents & to everyone on this tough journey…I happened to come across this looking for answers and comfort for my niece (27 years), who is on ventilator & I am waiting for a wonderful miracle to happen….& want to believe prayers do work…

    Take care, & thanks again…

  8. Denise Sharkey on February 28, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Hoping all is well with Ashley. Have not read anything on the blogs and miss hearing about her. Your information helped us when my son had his TBI and I am giving the website to a friend who’s cousin was just in a skiing accident and has a severe TBI. God Bless you all!

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