Coming Out of a Coma
Deanna Carr jokes that she talked her son out of a coma. Devin Carr was almost 12 when a speeding pickup truck struck him, sending him into a coma for a month. Doctors did not expect him to live. But his mom, who had worked as a nurse at Cincinnati Children's, had a feeling he would pull through. He did. Devin relearned how to walk and talk. He graduated from Miami University and now works with pediatric rehabilitation psychologists and researchers advancing the treatment of brain injuries. In this "Tell Me a Story," Devin and his mother reflect on what it took to recover.