Thought I’d post a brief update on writer Dave Farland‘s son, Ben.
As you may have read in my previous post (or elsewhere on the Internet), Dave’s 16-yer-old son was involved in a horrific longboard (a type of skateboard) accident, breaking multiple bones, including his pelvis, and suffering a severe head injury.
It’s been two months now, and, well, his recovery is nothing short of a miracle.
From a website (http://www.helpwolverton.com/) which follows his progress:
- “He returned home on Friday and promptly asked to go the Mongolian grill. I was surprised at how well he is learning to walk. He still needs a walker, or someone to hold his arm, but he’s very mobile for someone who said, just last week, ‘I can’t figure out how I ever learned to walk the first time.’ On Saturday, Ben had friends over to talk, and then we went to see Ironman 3 in the evening. For the first time in two months, Ben stayed up for the whole day, without a nap.”
Like I said, for a kid who 2 months ago underwent brain surgery which required removing sections of his skull and storing them (literally) for several weeks within his abdominal cavity, the fact that he’s walking and talking is absolutely amazing.
If you’d like to know more about his miraculous story, visit his website at http://www.helpwolverton.com/