TBI recovery and Supported Gait
March 3, 2011
Genuine TBI Recovery Stories: Sean Carter continues his progress one step at a time
Sean Carter is a fighter. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury, he completely lost the ability to walk, talk, or control anything but his index finger. He did not, however, lose hope for recovery. Sean believed he would walk again.
“After only four weeks, Sean could walk in the Pacer unassisted and without stopping for two hours – covering 800 feet!” McCain said. “We were astonished.”
Twelve months since beginning his TBI recovery therapy with Dr. McCain and the Pacer XL, his progress continues to astonish. So in June 2010, Sean came to visit us at Rifton.
On that memorable day, Sean walked into Rifton aided only by a crutch, a gait belt and his mother’s hand. While Sean talked mostly about how much farther he plans to go, we were all inspired by how far he had come.
This incredible TBI recovery story can be followed on Rifton’s YouTube Channel, where you can watch inspiring videos of Sean Carter’s progress. You can also read more about his story and view the videos here:
Sean Walks Again Part 1: A Journey through Traumatic Brain Injury