As a result of strokes, aneurysms, brain tumors, auto accidents, and common falls, more than two million people suffer brain injuries each year, making acquired brain injury (ABI) a leading cause of disability. Norm Camp suffered a massive coronary attack that stopped his heart; by the time paramedics could reach him, his oxygen-deprived brain had suffered considerable damage. In minutes, the active skier, golfer, cyclist, tennis player, and vice president of a research and development company had lost the most basic skills: Norm could no longer speak, eat, walk, read, or bathe. Determined to help her husband recover a full and productive life, Dora Camp became his primary caregiver, and thus began a seven-year journey through a well-meaning healthcare system that was ill prepared to handle brain-injured individuals.
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