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Karen Gorman
Karen Gorman
Thank you for sharing your journey about Isaac's recovery. My brother, Jeff Brooks, suffered a traumatic brain injury on August 25th, 2015. The accident happened on highland avenue in Mankato. Still not sure about exactly what caused it, but it is clear that Jeff lost control of his bicycle somehow. This lead to subsequent emergency surgery to save his life and removal of parts of his right and left frontal lobes as well as his left temporal lobe. Currently (9/21/15), Jeff is in Rochester. He was transferred from Mankato to Rochester upon the discovery of blood clots in his heart, lungs, and left left. Once in Rochester, they placed and IVC filter in his inferior vena cava. He foturnately did not require any other surgical interventions besides the filter. However, he did have a recaction called HIT (heperin-induced-thrombocytopenia) to the the heparin. So they had to switch Jeff to a different blood thinner. All of this has caused major delays in sending him to rehab. And we are very hopeful he will be accepted to Courage Kenny.There are  many parallels in Isaac's story that relates to Jeff's story. And although recovery is personalized and different for each and every person who suffers a TBI, I can't help myself from reaching out and trying to find some context/relatable story to compare Jeff's progress so that I understand what is happening and how I can support him through all of this. I too am an RN who happens to work in the mental health field and that has definately helped me in understanding all of this. Anyways, although what happened to Isaac is awful, he seems so strong and amazing and resilient. And your story have definately given me perspective, context and hope to myself and my family who are currently still in the early stages of this long long process. So thank you for sharing everything that you have.
Jeanette Hahn
Jeanette Hahn
-I have followed your story from the day it began and have been simply amazed at your family's progress. Congrats at being back to work and your new job. I have rejoiced as prayers have been answered. Stay strong-keep working hard, ISAAC. Blessings will continue to come. I pray for you all almost daily and will continue to do so.
Kari Haler
Kari Haler
CarePost courtesy of Hallmark: You are inspiring
So happy to hear of the progress that all of Isaac's family are experiencing. Molly congratulations on starting a new job. That has to be huge and  a sign that things are all around much better. As always my continued prayers for Isaac's progress and path to health and healing.
Sincerely,
Kari Haler
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
A truly amazing Journal Entry!  It's wonderful that you are now employed at Mayo Mankato doing what you love -- and well equipped to handle most any situation/need.  We just can't praise you and Isaac enough for working sooo hard and sooo long to meet goals and exceed goals.  May God continue to bless your lives.  Meeting with the Legislature - you gave a compelling speech - which, will help so many others - young and old to get the quality care they need!  Your family and parents have never given up - and are in inspiration to so many! Glad your daughters are back into engaging with other kids - they, too have had to be very patient through this marathon!  Monica and Keith Pletcher
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
It is always so good to get your Journal Entries!  Isaac - you continue to work your heart out!! - God has given you great endurance which is certainly paying off with such milestones.  It's good to hear that you, Molly, can resume your studies and work part-time.  Don't know how you two balance out your lives + give your daughters the love and attention they need, but know that every day God gives you the energy and "push".   Again - Prayers and Wishes for a Great 2015.  Monica and Keith
Cindy Burrington
The Burringtons
Isaac and Molly,

Merry Christmas ! I hope you and your wonderful family had a great Day! We continue to think about your family and Isaac continues to inspire ! My son Zach played with him at Mankato so we've enjoyed watching Isaac prove that nobody can set or knows his limitations. We will continue to follow and pray for you.

Dean and Cindy Burrington
Karen Gorman
Karen Gorman
Thank you for sharing your journey about Isaac's recovery. My brother, Jeff Brooks, suffered a traumatic brain injury on August 25th, 2015. The accident happened on highland avenue in Mankato. Still not sure about exactly what caused it, but it is clear that Jeff lost control of his bicycle somehow. This lead to subsequent emergency surgery to save his life and removal of parts of his right and left frontal lobes as well as his left temporal lobe. Currently (9/21/15), Jeff is in Rochester. He was transferred from Mankato to Rochester upon the discovery of blood clots in his heart, lungs, and left left. Once in Rochester, they placed and IVC filter in his inferior vena cava. He foturnately did not require any other surgical interventions besides the filter. However, he did have a recaction called HIT (heperin-induced-thrombocytopenia) to the the heparin. So they had to switch Jeff to a different blood thinner. All of this has caused major delays in sending him to rehab. And we are very hopeful he will be accepted to Courage Kenny.There are  many parallels in Isaac's story that relates to Jeff's story. And although recovery is personalized and different for each and every person who suffers a TBI, I can't help myself from reaching out and trying to find some context/relatable story to compare Jeff's progress so that I understand what is happening and how I can support him through all of this. I too am an RN who happens to work in the mental health field and that has definately helped me in understanding all of this. Anyways, although what happened to Isaac is awful, he seems so strong and amazing and resilient. And your story have definately given me perspective, context and hope to myself and my family who are currently still in the early stages of this long long process. So thank you for sharing everything that you have.
Jeanette Hahn
Jeanette Hahn
-I have followed your story from the day it began and have been simply amazed at your family's progress. Congrats at being back to work and your new job. I have rejoiced as prayers have been answered. Stay strong-keep working hard, ISAAC. Blessings will continue to come. I pray for you all almost daily and will continue to do so.
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
A truly amazing Journal Entry!  It's wonderful that you are now employed at Mayo Mankato doing what you love -- and well equipped to handle most any situation/need.  We just can't praise you and Isaac enough for working sooo hard and sooo long to meet goals and exceed goals.  May God continue to bless your lives.  Meeting with the Legislature - you gave a compelling speech - which, will help so many others - young and old to get the quality care they need!  Your family and parents have never given up - and are in inspiration to so many! Glad your daughters are back into engaging with other kids - they, too have had to be very patient through this marathon!  Monica and Keith Pletcher
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
It is always so good to get your Journal Entries!  Isaac - you continue to work your heart out!! - God has given you great endurance which is certainly paying off with such milestones.  It's good to hear that you, Molly, can resume your studies and work part-time.  Don't know how you two balance out your lives + give your daughters the love and attention they need, but know that every day God gives you the energy and "push".   Again - Prayers and Wishes for a Great 2015.  Monica and Keith
Cindy Burrington
The Burringtons
Isaac and Molly,

Merry Christmas ! I hope you and your wonderful family had a great Day! We continue to think about your family and Isaac continues to inspire ! My son Zach played with him at Mankato so we've enjoyed watching Isaac prove that nobody can set or knows his limitations. We will continue to follow and pray for you.

Dean and Cindy Burrington
Kari Haler
Kari Haler
CarePost courtesy of Hallmark: You are inspiring
So happy to hear of the progress that all of Isaac's family are experiencing. Molly congratulations on starting a new job. That has to be huge and  a sign that things are all around much better. As always my continued prayers for Isaac's progress and path to health and healing.
Sincerely,
Kari Haler
Karen Gorman
Karen Gorman
Thank you for sharing your journey about Isaac's recovery. My brother, Jeff Brooks, suffered a traumatic brain injury on August 25th, 2015. The accident happened on highland avenue in Mankato. Still not sure about exactly what caused it, but it is clear that Jeff lost control of his bicycle somehow. This lead to subsequent emergency surgery to save his life and removal of parts of his right and left frontal lobes as well as his left temporal lobe. Currently (9/21/15), Jeff is in Rochester. He was transferred from Mankato to Rochester upon the discovery of blood clots in his heart, lungs, and left left. Once in Rochester, they placed and IVC filter in his inferior vena cava. He foturnately did not require any other surgical interventions besides the filter. However, he did have a recaction called HIT (heperin-induced-thrombocytopenia) to the the heparin. So they had to switch Jeff to a different blood thinner. All of this has caused major delays in sending him to rehab. And we are very hopeful he will be accepted to Courage Kenny.There are  many parallels in Isaac's story that relates to Jeff's story. And although recovery is personalized and different for each and every person who suffers a TBI, I can't help myself from reaching out and trying to find some context/relatable story to compare Jeff's progress so that I understand what is happening and how I can support him through all of this. I too am an RN who happens to work in the mental health field and that has definately helped me in understanding all of this. Anyways, although what happened to Isaac is awful, he seems so strong and amazing and resilient. And your story have definately given me perspective, context and hope to myself and my family who are currently still in the early stages of this long long process. So thank you for sharing everything that you have.
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
It is always so good to get your Journal Entries!  Isaac - you continue to work your heart out!! - God has given you great endurance which is certainly paying off with such milestones.  It's good to hear that you, Molly, can resume your studies and work part-time.  Don't know how you two balance out your lives + give your daughters the love and attention they need, but know that every day God gives you the energy and "push".   Again - Prayers and Wishes for a Great 2015.  Monica and Keith
Jeanette Hahn
Jeanette Hahn
-I have followed your story from the day it began and have been simply amazed at your family's progress. Congrats at being back to work and your new job. I have rejoiced as prayers have been answered. Stay strong-keep working hard, ISAAC. Blessings will continue to come. I pray for you all almost daily and will continue to do so.
Kari Haler
Kari Haler
CarePost courtesy of Hallmark: You are inspiring
So happy to hear of the progress that all of Isaac's family are experiencing. Molly congratulations on starting a new job. That has to be huge and  a sign that things are all around much better. As always my continued prayers for Isaac's progress and path to health and healing.
Sincerely,
Kari Haler
Cindy Burrington
The Burringtons
Isaac and Molly,

Merry Christmas ! I hope you and your wonderful family had a great Day! We continue to think about your family and Isaac continues to inspire ! My son Zach played with him at Mankato so we've enjoyed watching Isaac prove that nobody can set or knows his limitations. We will continue to follow and pray for you.

Dean and Cindy Burrington
Keith Pletcher
Monica and Keith Pletcher
A truly amazing Journal Entry!  It's wonderful that you are now employed at Mayo Mankato doing what you love -- and well equipped to handle most any situation/need.  We just can't praise you and Isaac enough for working sooo hard and sooo long to meet goals and exceed goals.  May God continue to bless your lives.  Meeting with the Legislature - you gave a compelling speech - which, will help so many others - young and old to get the quality care they need!  Your family and parents have never given up - and are in inspiration to so many! Glad your daughters are back into engaging with other kids - they, too have had to be very patient through this marathon!  Monica and Keith Pletcher