Carl Van Winkle

Date: March 19, 2009
Time: 7:19 PM
Place: Overland Park, KS
Patient: 16-year-old male
Factors: Passenger in a car involved in a left turn accident
Diagnosis: Traumatic Brain Injury. Comatose for 1 month following injury.
Prognosis: Not expected to survive.

Interests: I'm a family man. I listen to country music and make people laugh.
Goals/Dreams: Recover from my brain injury as good as I can and inspire people to never give up on themselves.
What I Miss the Most: As a result of the car crash, my right arm has a disability. I miss being able to use it like I used to.
Quote: "Proud to be here today. Happy to be alive."