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Tag Archive: brain injury

Former Marine shows fighting spirit in therapy
In the News, Patient Stories
June 01, 2023

During his six years in the Marine Corps, 27-year-old Francisco Barajas says he always wanted to be the best at everything. “I was always trying to be the best physique, be in the best shape I could be and be mentally better,” he said. “Every day, I pushed myself to be better than I was the day before.” That drive to succeed has aided in his recovery after a workplace accident left him with traumatic injuries to his face, torso and leg.

What you need to know about frontotemporal dementia
In the News
February 20, 2023

Actor Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia or FTD, his family announced on Thursday. Last spring, Willis had previously been diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that can affect a person’s ability to speak. Unfortunately, the two disorders can overlap, and that’s likely the case with Willis, says Travis Groft, Ph.D., Madonna’s senior director of neuropsychology.

Four-sport athlete pushes herself to succeed in brain injury recovery
In the News, Patient Stories
February 16, 2023

From the basketball and volleyball courts to the track and softball field, 15-year-old Kinsley Provin is driven to succeed. But her biggest hurdle came off the field. Kinsley has spent the last five months recovering from a traumatic brain injury she sustained in a September car crash. She arrived at Madonna in a minimally conscious state, but proved nothing stands in her way, as she pushed herself to walk and talk again.