Meet Neil, Adam and Donnie, three young men who are battling with life-altering injuries from motor vehicle accidents.
As an TBI survivor during the first five minutes I could not stop crying. At ninety feet away the Peugeot was doing 90 miles per hour B4 the driver hit the brakes. I was 9 y/o.
This is so sad.. brings me to tears.
I have tbi and I'm so thankful for this docummenary it helps me to know im not the only one.I got hit by a car whn i was a 4 and ever since it been horrible try to remember things and try to always explain wht happen to you whn your not quite sure your self.Thank you MTV for doing this documenary it gives me hope.
i have tbi and i am so thankful for this dpcummenary it helped me a lot to know im not the only 1
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hi Neil,Adam, and Donnie
Your stories really changed me. I had a Traumatic Brain Injury as an infant, and ive never really been able to connect with someone who has had a TBI.I know my situation is a little different, because i was so young, and was able to cope with my injury as i grew, but i want you remember not to give up and stay strong. You will recover, and it may take a while, but i promise you will get better. If you would like to talk to someone, im here, and am actually very interested in talking to you, to see how you guys are doing 2 years later. You guys made me realize im not alone, so thank you for sharing your stories.
My 12 year old son had an accident and has a traumatic brain injury, this show made me ball my eyes out because I seen what he has been going thru in each of these boys. I feel sad for their lives being forever changed but they will all be stronger in the end because of it. My son was never suppose to walk or talk and he is talking and has use of one arm and improving on his other arm. He knows and remembers everything and retains new information, but has a long way to go. I am greatful every day for my son and for showing me what life really means.
they are all beautiful people.
i just wish one day my brothers brain could function the way it should have along time ago.
Very sad god bless them
this esp remind me of my friend who as the same thing happen to all three boys :((( it was on Aug of 2009 she lift her house going to church this esp is reminds me of her how she had to go tough this she wasnt drinking or anything :( BEST EVER ESP
Neil Stone :)
This is definitely my favorite episode. It was very touching. I do not pity Neil, Adam, or Donnie . However I cried while watching this episode and keep thinking about it. These boys had something happen to them that altered their lives but yet there are people who never had anything happen to them, and they still choose to not do anything productive with their lives or take much responsibility. That just upsets me, because Neil,Adam, and Donnie are struggling everday to become better. I dont even know them, but I feel connected to each of them, especially Neil. I will pray that they get better whenever i can, and hopefully MTV will do a update soon. After watching this episode it just made me have more of a limited tolerance for people who take things for granted like having a normal functioning brain and just act ignorant. This episode also made me realize that I am definitely destined to work in the medical field, I love helping people, and I am happy that I will be a pharmacist in about 5 years. Maybe even one day I will find a drug that reverse the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries if I choose to do pharmaceutical research at some point. Keep fighting and remain strong, Neil, Donnie, and Adam. God Bless
I live about 15 minutes way from weedsport (i live in Auburn) I would love to contact him.
Wow.. All I can say is props to Neil, Donnie and Adam. I went through what the doctors labeled as having undergone Traumatic Brain Injury when I was 14 yrs. old. Mine dealt with brain tumors and haviing hydrocephalus, or water on the brain. And the doctors told me how I would have difficulty cognitively speaking and I would also, have problems with my memory. I have graduated high school and have my Bachelor's degree. Working on my Master's... These guys will get better as time goes on!! They will get better and better!!
i was very surprised how his old friends got along with him still. they still love him no matter what
none of these boys deserved any of this dont worry your not alone when i first cried when adam said ma i feel bad for you because you have to deal with a son who got into a motorcycle accident. i really hope they get better
i wish i could find him on facebook
I had a stroke at 20 and have had more of an experience like Neil with a dash of Adam.
I'm 26 now and I'd say 75% back.
The biggest thing that helped was I started a daily routine of friend and family's houses. Start off the day going to Gma's, afternoon at a friend's tattoo shop, evening dinner and movie at another friends house and then back home. It really tossed things up, time was going too fast and being in the same house the majority of my days did not help me keep track of time.
I would suggest that (and painting/drawing) for Neil.
For Adam, part of my problem was that time was going too fast and cutting out. My tattoo buddy started getting me stoned on pot the entire time I was at his shop. This SERIOUSLY slowed down my perception of time and I was able to start keeping track of the situation and remembering things!
I hope these guys recover. Having something like this happen makes you feel like your old self is dead and you are viewing the world trapped behind the eyes of an animal. I think that's what Adam was talking about.
the good news is that something like this is kind of like growing up. You are a self-confident child and all of the sudden puberty hits and you have no idea who you are and you struggle to find your identity. Same thing.
Only the silver lining is that your "new" identity is your treasured old one :D.
It's a slow road, but you can not only recover but continue (in certain aspects) where you left off.