I am twenty now and a sophomore in college. When I was a seventeen year old senior in high school I was driving home from school like any other day. I didn’t know my life was about to change forever. It was raining a little bit, well anyway I was going the speed limit and driving my small convertible Volkswagon Beetle down a sharp curve when I hydroplaned and overcorrected. I went into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a truck head on. This is not my account only the witnesses. My airbag failed to deploy and I fell to the right and hit my stick shift. This crushed the entire right side of my skull causing a traumatic brain injury. I immediately went into a coma, had two brain surgeries that night, remained on life support and woke up four weeks later. The doctors said I had a five percent chance to live and making it through the night was unlikely. When I made it through the first night the doctors said if I did ever wake up I would never walk, or talk again, or have any self skills. Well I woke up spent six months in the hospital and I can do everything I did before. The accident still affects me every day of my life. I have seizures and many other medical conditions as a result but thank God I am alive. Now I mentor to teenagers with brain injuries as a result of car accidents. I was researching your program and wanted to somehow get involved.