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Parents raise their daughter for a second time

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Bill Briggs puts leg braces on his daughter Andrea Briggs in Denver, Colo, May 10.

 

I recently had the privilege of spending time with Andrea Briggs and her family while working on a story about Andrea’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  Briggs was critically injured in a car accident on July 26, 2011, while she and a friend were driving to an ice cream store. What I originally thought was going to be a health story was, in fact, a story about love.  Watch the video below to meet Andrea, her parents, and to see their remarkable story.

Two parents help their daughter re-learn how to live, from walking to talking, after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.

Bringing Andrea back from brain injury: a father's story

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Andrea Briggs grimaces in pain while her father times her physical therapy session at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo, Friday, April 27.