Faghry (10 years old) was the victim of a tragic pedestrian accident which resulted in traumatic brain injury. This affected his speech, mobility and general functioning and he was admitted to SJH for treatment on 23/01/2012.
On arrival, Faghry was completely dependent on staff for care, feeding and transportation in a wheelchair and was not able to communicate. The multi-disciplinary team worked very closely together and within the first two weeks of therapy, he started walking.
This amazing young man is loved by his family and this fuelled his inner determination to get better so that he could go home. As he gained his physical strength Faghry started to walk, run and play independently. His physical recovery slowly built his confidence to learn to communicate and to play with other children.
As a result of the brain injury, Faghry needed guidance with fine motor skills such as tying shoe laces, buttons and zips. As he gained these skills, his confidence grew and he started sharing his emotions, with laughter being a breakthrough for his therapists.
Faghry’s journey to healing is an amazing example of the true value of our holistic model of care. He was discharged into the care of his loving family after two months. Faghry continues to attend the St Joseph’s Primary School and receive rehabilitative care.
Although a life was changed forever in a split second, this young man has shown us how determination and strong will can overcome barriers set before you.