Posted on March 10, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

A Washington woman, who sustained a debilitating  traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a crash involving a semi, has received a wonderful gift. She has been given a therapy dog that will no doubt make her life a lot more joyous, according to KING-TV in Seattle.

Kerri Eden suffered permanent brain damage in an accident four years on State Route 520, when her car was struck by a truck. And like many TBI victims, Eden has never been the same since the crash. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, according to KING, so can no longer work or enjoy mundane acts such as going out to dinner or to the movies.

“You can’t do the same things that normal people just take for granted,”  Eden told KING.

But a special angel came to her aid.

Cancer survivor Kim Kochman, who raises dogs, has donated a $2,500 Australian Labradoodle, a therapy dog, to Eden, KING reported. Kochman  wanted to help out Eden, a stranger, because of her own fight with cancer.

The Labradoodle, Oscar, is puffy and pure white. He almost looks like a lamb. A video clip from the TV station shows Eden happily petting Oscar’s fur.

“It’s like a miracle,” Eden said of her new pet/aide. “It’s a miracle.”









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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447