As of this writing, a victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) so serious he was comatose for nearly a month has recovered and is nearing the end of a 2,700 mile bicycle ride from Reno, Nevada to Vienna, Virginia.
Josh Morros joined Monster Energy Kawasaki’s pro off-road racing team when he was 17 years old, no doubt looking forward to an exciting career as a racer. In his first race as a professional, Josh placed third and won what’s known as a “holeshot” award for the rider with the fastest start. It was a promising start to his racing career.
Then, almost four months to the day later, Josh was competing in an American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Hare and Hound style race when he crashed at high speed. Although he was wearing proper safety equipment, including a helmet, Josh sustained serious bodily injury and a traumatic brain injury. He was airlifted to the hospital where doctors placed him into a medically-induced coma in an attempt to reduce the swelling in his brain. His doctors said he had a “shearing of the brain with sparse brain activity,” and they couldn’t make any promises of recovery. Josh stayed in the coma for 24 uncertain days as his family watched and waited.
Road To Recovery
Fortunately, Josh’s condition began to improve and doctors were able to bring him out of his coma. Due to the severity of his bodily and neurological injuries, an intensive rehabilitation regimen followed.
Today, Josh is back on two wheels. Except this time, Josh is riding a bicycle to raise awareness and support for organizations dedicated to helping victims of traumatic brain injuries. Stopping at community centers, fire stations and youth organizations along the way, Josh brings first-hand experience of what it is like to sustain a serious TBI and the hard work it took him to overcome the damage. Along with The Brain Injury Association of America, The Brain Initiative and Safe Kids, Josh seeks to educate his audiences about the prevention and care of TBI.
Josh’s final destination is The Brain Injury Association of America headquarters in Vienna. He is scheduled to arrive on July 29th.
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