Acknowledged a Man: Survivor of Assault in the YMCA

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This is the story of a young man, brutally beaten about the head and dismissed by the medical establishment as a lost, pathetic cause. It is also the story of a young man severely brain injured and championed by his parents, siblings, friends and a group of outstanding professionals, who goes on to forge a life of inspiration and meaning.
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Overview

This is the story of a young man, brutally beaten about the head and dismissed by the medical establishment as a lost, pathetic cause. It is also the story of a young man severely brain injured and championed by his parents, siblings, friends and a group of outstanding professionals, who goes on to forge a life of inspiration and meaning.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780960569816
  • Publisher: Ellingsworth Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Introduction xix
1 The Fateful Afternoon of June 25, 1977 1
2 Life Is in the Hands of God 11
3 Family 19
4 A Heroic Battle to Live 25
5 Discovering a Dragon 31
6 The YMCA and Joseph Tramontano 39
7 Taking Time for Prayer 45
8 Nick Needs a New Home 51
9 Kimberly Hall 59
10 The Long, Hard Road to Consciousness 65
11 Begging for Rehabilitation 77
12 Coming Home for Visits 83
13 The People vs. Joseph Tramontano 89
14 The Rehabilitation Hospital 99
15 Return to Kimberly Hall 107
16 Advocating for Justice 115
17 A Finding of Guilt 121
18 The Sentencing of Joseph Tramontano 125
19 Family Counseling 131
20 Hunting for a Trial Lawyer 139
21 Permanent Injuries 143
22 Suing the YMCA 155
23 A Previous Assault at the YMCA 161
24 An Expert Witness in Recreational Facilities 169
25 The National YMCA 173
26 Those Precious Trademarks "YMCA" and "Y" 183
27 Leaving Kimberly Hall 191
28 The Convalarium 201
29 TBI: A Newly Recognized Disability 211
30 Surviving 221
31 What's Wrong with My Body? 233
32 A Threat from Title XIX 241
33 The Governor's Task Force on Brain Injury 245
34 Support Groups 253
35 Leaving the State Support Group 259
36 The Trial 265
37 Coming Home 281
38 Caring for Nick at Home 287
A Television Monitor 289
Hiring Aides 289
Daily Showers 290
Daytime Continence 290
Nighttime Incontinence 291
A Waterbed 292
A Long-leg Brace 293
39 Home Rehabilitation 295
Speech Therapy 295
Physical Therapy 296
Massage Therapy 299
Occupational Therapy 299
Neuropsychology 299
Operations: Gastrostomy and Tracheotomy 301
Cranioplasty 302
A Short-leg Plastic Brace 303
Myofascial Release 305
Association for the Blind 309
40 A Cocoon of Love 311
41 Dancing on the Dragon 329
42 Solving the Mystery of Angels and Devils 335
Epilogue 347
Appendix 349
Brain Injury Association, Inc. 349
State Brain Injury Associations Addresses and Telephone Numbers 352
Federal Programs That Help TBI Persons and Their Families 362
Medicaid (Title XIX) 362
States with Medicaid Waivers 363
Social Security 366
Medicare 367
Private and Charitable Organizations 367
The TBI Act-Prevention and Study 368
Glascow Coma Scale 370
Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning 371
Selective Reading List 373
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2000

    A book of love for family, God, and life.

    An extremely well written book about the changes a loving and caring family go through when their son is viciously attacked. Highly recommend to all in medical field dealing with the 'long term' injured. This book should be mandatory reading for any individual contemplating a career in physical therapy or rehabilitation IF they are interested in learning about the patient's viewpoint. An excellent look at the medical profession, legal system, and a YMCA through the heart and eyes of a family forced to deal with them 'head on'. A real eye-opener to those serving in positions of responsibility on local boards of national organizations.

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