Noah and His Journey to Independence Following a Traumatic Brain Injury
Noah was in an automobile accident in September of 2022 and, from the accident, received a traumatic brain injury. After being told he may not survive, his family used all the resources they could to ensure he received the tools he needed to become more independent. After being in a hospital, Noah’s mother, Paubla, was on the search to find a program that was more fitting for Noah’s needs. She posted on Facebook looking for recommendations on rehab facilities in the area and contacted Kim Secrease, Marketing Clinical Liaison for NeuroRestorative. Kim met with Noah’s family, and they decided NeuroRestorative would be an excellent option for his and his family’s needs. So, on October 31, 2022, Noah joined our NeuroRestorative Fresno, CA, program.
When Noah joined the program, our team worked with his family on a plan of care, ensuring everyone was involved during the process. Unable to walk and talk, he worked with his therapy team on Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Life Skills Training. “I remember my first encounter with Noah and how he had little movement due to the severity of his injury, but his smile and kind personality shone through,” said Stacy Chaffin, PT. “With quiet perseverance and the steadfast support of his family, he made steady gains in therapy and laid the foundation for his ongoing functional mobility recovery. It brings me joy to receive updates from his mother and hear of his continued progress. It is an honor to have been a part of his journey.”
After reaching many milestones, Noah was discharged on January 3, 2023. He is home with his family and continues to work on walking and talking, but he has made a lot of progress. “Noah had a good experience with NeuroRestorative,” said Paubla, Noah’s mother. “We wanted to ensure he was cared for properly since he couldn’t speak – he couldn’t do much of anything. We felt at ease leaving every night, knowing he was being cared for properly. The team treated him with such loving care and were very encouraging, making a big deal out of all his milestones, even if they seemed like a small accomplishment. They treated Noah like he was their little brother.”
At NeuroRestorative, we are proud to be a part of Noah’s journey to independence. For questions on our supports and services near you, please call 800-743-6802.