I basically I had one foot in the grave, which is really sad to say, yet here I am today. We lived on the west coast in Naples, Italy, I was at a factory on the east coast and was making a long drive back to Naples when I got hit by a truck. I got involved with BIAC because my family needed to know that there were services out there for people with brain injuries.
I have been married for over 30 years. I have a wonderful wife, she has been very supportive of me. I have 2 grown children—a daughter and a son who is very successful in New York City. He got a lot of help from BIAC himself. He realized he had a life to live he had given up his life to be a part of my life for 2 years. And he realized from BIAC that he was able to cut the cord and go on and pursue his career. BIAC convinced Paul that he didn’t need to be a part of my recovery because BIAC would take care of that piece.
It’s great knowing that I’m not the only person out there with a brain injury, and knowing that I am not alone. Without the services that BIAC provides, I would be closed up in the closet, that’s the sad truth of it. I would be quite isolated. They helped me get connected with my past and my current disabilities and learn how to deal with it.