Nov 4, 2013

The Story of Cavin Bounce (25 pics)

By on Monday, November 04, 2013

The story of this guy is amazing. Cavin Bounce suffered a traumatic brain injury, was comatose for 12 days, and had less than a 10% chance of recovery...

I'm Cavin.
3 years ago, I was starting a business and living in NYC.

On May, 8th of 2011, I fell 2 stories and landed in a coma with a 10% chance of recovery.
Mom in ICU.
I was diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal, Traumatic Brain Injury.
I woke up after a 12-day coma, with no recollection of what happened and severe brain fog.
Where am I?
I couldn't walk, talk, or eat for 4 straight months.
It was hell.
I lost significant control over much of my functioning and felt trapped for most of the recovery.

began to process and accept what happened to me, and started blogging about my experience.
I was ready to be myself again, to help educate others, and get back to life.
It took a tremendous amount of time to re-gain certain abilities.
After 4 months, I could eat again.
I pushed myeslf, and I began to re-learn to walk.

It was time to celebrate!
As soon as I could speak again, I tried to sing. As soon as I could use my left arm again, I began to play.
Now, I work to educate about brain health and spread awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury.
I even got to play a show at SXSW.
I'm currently working on a book called "Lights, Coma, Action" to tell my story of recovery and to help others understand TBI.


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