Personal Narrative: Traumatic Brain Injury

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Right after the start of my junior year, I found out that a former teammate of mine had been in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.
His step dad had been our ice hockey coach for a few seasons…
The injury was so severe that he had to relearn the basic life functions: speaking, walking, and swallowing.
He was accepted to the Shepherd Center to undergo rehabilitation for about 45 days. Less than halfway through the _, he was able to have visitors.
Prior to me leaving, he challenged me to an Uno tournament when he was released from Shepherd.
After some time and strengthening, he was finally able to shoot a puck again. We shot pucks in my driveway one day for hours, even creating a competition out of it—to see how many times

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