Sober Jim : Coma, Canes & Courage
This spirited and true tale with a twist is an account of a vicious attempted murder, coma, and recovery. TBI. Jim's steep climb to healing is shown in this captivating account of zaniness, heroism, and stubbornness the minute he could get off his deathbed. Telling of young "Sober Jim," his family, and the journeys of many other head injury survivors he met along the road to a hopeful recovery. Instead of a gratifying future carefully planned, many TBI families must exchange their vision for fear and turmoil. Jim was never one to take tough situations without determination. This is his story of fitting back into his new world of disability with love and success.
- Paperback | 342 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.8mm | 557.92g
- 04 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Patricia Occleshaw Decker
Jim's mom became the first and founding president of the Southern California Head Injury Foundation, Inc. (SCHIF) in 1982. Now part of a national effort -- The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). During the time of her son's recovery, thousands of hopeful families and professionals joined together in a massive grassroots effort back in the early 1980's to open up a huge corridor of assistance. Pioneering legislation, aftercare, prevention, and ongoing research to aid the underserved head injured population. The new foundation immediately backed unheard of laws for mandatory seat belts, air bags, child restraint seats, bicycle and motorcycle helmets. New gun safety laws were instituted. Resource information was gathered into one central clearinghouse. Available today. Such a successful start to a treasured opportunity where none had ever existed. This was Patricia Decker's motivation to finally share the full story of their rocky journey in the life of "Sober Jim."