7-Year-Old Traumatic Brain Injury Victim Sees Dream Come True
The dreams a 7-year-old girl has are often very different from the ones her parents will have for her. In the case of one little girl, she dreamed of a little backyard playhouse all her own. Her family had even bigger dreams for the young victim of a traumatic brain injury: that she would one day see and walk again.
The girl was recently thrilled by her discovery in the backyard of a Minnie Mouse-themed playhouse built just for her by volunteers with the Dream Factory, a wish-granting foundation active in Missouri and elsewhere.
"It is awesome!" the girl shouted as she saw the bright pink structure behind her Tennessee home.
The same could easily be said of her progress in the past year, following her devastating injuries in a car accident. Her mother said doctors told her after the crash that her little girl would never walk again and never see again. But relentless effort by the girl – she visits doctors and therapists nearly every day – has paid off.
“...therapy has been one of the biggest blessings because it's helped her come so far," her mother said.
The playhouse is one the youngster will undoubtedly treasure for years to come, but building the structure and surprising the girl with it provided rewards for the volunteers, too.
"It's very rewarding and very humbling, you know, to be able to help,” said a construction volunteer. “You can't ever go wrong helping God's angels for sure, because that's what all these babies are."
Many parents thrust into similar situations will pursue with a personal injury attorney full compensation from the driver responsible for their child's injuries, medical bills, rehabilitation and possible lifelong medical consequences.
Source: WBBJ, "A dream is granted for 7-year-old brain injury victim," Jordan Hall, July 11, 2014