InReturn Caregiver Fundraiser 2018 - Brad
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Brad

Start Date – 12/1/2014

FROM – Cincinnati, Ohio

FAMILY – 2 Brothers (PJ and Matthew) and 3 Sisters (Pamela, Rita, Kimberly)

HOBBIES – Exercise

As an entering Xavier High School Freshman, I had earned a spot on the freshman soccer team.  Over 100 student tried out and I was one of the 18 to make the team.  The day before high school was to begin my accident occurred.  I was playing softball and while running towards first base, I was hit on the left side of my head with the ball.  My brain swelled, so the doctors placed me in a drug-induced coma hoping the swelling would go down.  Unfortunately, that did not happen so surgery was necessary to remove a blood clot caused by the blow.  After the surgery, I remained in a coma for 2 ½ months.  My family was told I would probably never be able to speak, understand language and would be paralyzed on the left side of my body.  Also, while in my coma I suffered a stroke in my vision area and was left with right side peripheral blindness in both eyes.  After spending six months in two different hospitals I was finally able to go home and continue outpatient therapy for several years.

 

Those next years were extremely hard for me, instead of being a carefree high school student I was trying to relearn very basic skills.  I often wanted to give up because I couldn’t believe this was happening to me.  Thanks to my family, friends, and faith in Jesus I continued to improve.

 

Over the last 30 years I have had many different jobs; some better, some worse.  I feel very fortunate to have found a job with InRETURN everybody is like me. 

 

“InRETURN is perfect for me because I can earn money and improve my life skills at the same time.” 

The    InReturn   concept was developed to offer viable employment to individuals with cognitive challenges. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our associates by promoting an atmosphere of inclusion and personal success. The model is uniquely set in a structured work environment providing viable employment sustained through manufacturing contracts with local and national businesses and manufacturers. Associates participate in a therapeutic classroom setting to enhance life skills, such as managing everyday issues, community involvement, financial independence, and socialization. The recent addition of individual therapy services helps to enhance our associates achieve and sustain personal goals.    

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