Jason and Amanda were driving to a family birthday party one Saturday afternoon, Jason was driving safely through an intersection when a driver ran a red light and collided into Amanda’s side of the car. The other driver died of head injuries from the accident. Amanda was left with multiple injuries. She had suffered a severe closed head injury with intra-ventricular hemorrhaging and a diffuse brain edema. In addition she had a crushed pelvis and femur. She had a ruptured bladder and suffered lacerations to her liver. She spent over three months in the hospital undergoing several surgeries.
Amanda’s life had changed forever. Jason and Amanda had just recently inherited a home a year earlier when Amanda’s grandmother had passed away. It was a small two story home with a large yard. Jason knew that Amanda would never move from her grandmother’s home but there had to be changes made if she was going to successfully live there.
- Amanda will now be in a permanent wheel chair after her injuries heal.
- The home she is returning to is an older two story with a very broken up floor plan, no bathroom on the first floor, and no bedroom on the first floor.
- Amanda’s healing process will be a long term one with much help from Occupational and Physical Therapists.
- Amanda enjoyed cooking and Jason knew she wouldn’t want to give that up.