Teen Makes Full Recovery After Experiencing Traumatic Brain Injury

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(CBSLA.com) — A teen has made a dramatic recovery after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a crash with a fire truck in Malibu. Olivia Menke is currently working two jobs in order to pay for college, just 9 months after a crash that had left her in an induced coma at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

“I don’t remember about 30 minutes before the crash and I remember about two days after waking up from the coma,” she said. After 12 days in a coma, when the varsity athlete and student body president woke up, she needed to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, and speak. CONTINUE