Marathon Traces Man’s Road to Recovery from Brain Injury

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(CTV News Winnipeg) – A Winnipeg woman took a group of runners back in time Friday to raise awareness about a cause close to her heart. Three years ago, Mandi Jacobson’s husband David fell from a ladder at work and suffered a severe brain injury. He slipped into a coma and doctors had to perform emergency surgery on his brain.

“They took out the size of a quarter of his brain, because there was so much bleeding and damage. And then he had to learn how to walk, talk, eat, everything again,” she said. After a long recovery, she’s started a full marathon around Winnipeg explaining her husband’s journey – which started on St. Mary’s road, where David fell to the pavement. CONTINUE