“Hello. My name is Megan. I am 32 years old. 5 years ago on March 28 2014 when I was 27 I was on the back of a motorcycle 4 blocks from my apartment at the time and something happened. I will never know, because I believe God wiped memories [of the incident] He didn’t want me to remember away.
What I do know: A girl had picked her friend up from the bar and was passing by a guy dragging a girl [which was me] completely across the road. The girls stopped got him off of me and one girl called 911. The guy told the girls I was fine and that he was trying to get me back on the motorcycle.
When the EMTs got to me I was in a coma. They STAT flighted me to the hospital they drug induced the coma. I had 28 fractures in my skull every facial bone was broken. Right ear broken. They didn’t have to perform surgery because the fractures in my skull relieved the pressure on my brain.
My brain hemorrhaged. The cavities got smaller and my head is holding what is meant to be spinal fluid. I'm at a line of having to have a shunt because of the amount It is holding. As long as I never hit my head ever again it's a small chance of it holding more the cavities wont get bigger, but theres a risk if I put damage on my brain anymore.
By God's amazing grace I am still alive and healthy and happy- and I work full time and own my own home! Here the last year of recovery I'm learning new things as in to handle myself. The new me. I believe God allowed it to happen because my sins were about to kill me- yet I didn't have to have a single surgery. All of my facial bones healed back together. And my skull fractures healed back together. Not flat and solid like they once was but they healed back that they didn’t have to perform any surgery or to relieve pressure in my brain. I'm very blessed and thankful.
It's been a very hard journey but I am still learning new things every day to cope and handle my injury. It gets easier as the healing progresses and I know it's here forever, but I believe God allowed it to happen for a reason! I love the new woman I have became.”
-Megan, TBI Survivor