Paul's Life: A Case Study

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Imagine doctors appointments, infusions, transfusions, surgeries, and other procedures, Paul’s life had been put on hold. Paul had been hit by a car when he was 13, he was not expected to live from this traumatic incident. Due to not wearing his helmet, Paul suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for two months. When he awoke, he was unable to walk or talk. Paul recovered from all of this by a sort of miracle that has yet to be uncovered, his cognitive abilities were restored, his voice, and also his ability to walk. Around this time Paul was also going through recovery for a bone marrow transplant for his leukemia. While being secluded in the hospital, he began to teach himself to play the guitar. For three whole months he was alone with nothing but the occasional family member and, of course, his guitar. By playing the …show more content…
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