When Cavin Bounce fell two stories he spent 12 days in a coma and only had 10% chance of recovery. This is his story…
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.
I 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 myself, 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.
Thanks for checking out my story!