TBI Survivor Continues Making Progress

By Briana Vannozzi

We last caught up with John Francisco 16 months ago. The Rider University student survived a traumatic brain injury. He was paralyzed on the right side of his body, missing half his skull and unable to speak or swallow.

What a difference a year can make.

"I've made a great amount of progress. I used to not be able to walk. I know my voice isn't like perfect yet, but I couldn't even talk a while ago. So I've come a long way and I'm going to keep going a long way,' Francisco said.

He's gone through intense, physical, occupational and speech therapy at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute to get him here.

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