My Story

On August 18th, 2008 Mason was training for his triathlon on his bike at MSU. He was planning to ride 72 miles then help his sister move into her dorm. Unfortunately he was hit by a car. He sustained a severe head trauma and was in a coma for five months. Since coming out of the coma and against all odds,  he has made remarkable gains. He continues to make gains everyday and all of your support, prayers and energy have helped all of us so much and continue to give us and Mason strength. Please keep Mason in your thoughts and hearts. The Barker Family



We set up this site to keep people informed about Mason's condition, as well as receive any well wishes that people want to send. We are grateful for all of the positive energy and prayers being sent to Mason and us. Thank you

-Mason's Family

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Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Mason has progressed in his ambulation from an RJO (a large “contraption” on wheels which, while he was standing gave him complete support) to holding on to the rail ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Mason has progressed in his ambulation from an RJO (a large “contraption” on wheels which, while he was standing gave him complete support) to holding on to the rail ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

We are so sorry that Mason's journal has not been updated for a few months. In November we (Kim, Laura, Pat) lost our brother and Mason's uncle Tim very unexpectedly. It ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

The power of the Prayer Push… Mason walked 200 feet, with his right arm holding a rail, AND MINIMUM ASSIST WITH HIS “LEFT” LEG !!!   There are varying levels of ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Mason attended Aaron and Lindsey Bachman's wedding this summer. That is a picture of him hugging Lindsey in her wedding gown, top left).  Well, Aaron, Lindsey and Eric ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Here is a quick and moving update I got from Kathy.   Every morning I see Mason before he goes to the center.  When I sat down with him I noticed that he didn’t have ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

I found an envelope in Mason’s binder; on the outside of the envelope it read “Letter to Myself”.  Dear Mason, I say you have done a lot, only to be the beginning ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

I found an envelope in Mason’s binder; on the outside of the envelope it read “Letter to Myself”.  Dear Mason, I say you have done a lot, only to be the beginning ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day week end. It is always a bit sad for me to think it is the sign of th end of summer. I am sorry that you have not seen an update ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Mason needs your prayers and support.....he is having a rough time right now.  With increased cognitive abilities , he becomes frustrated with his progress.Katie, his ... Read more

Leah Barker posted a new journal entry.

Care Transport is the company that transports Mason everywhere.  It is more than just a company, the people who work there have joined us on this journey with Mason.  ... Read more

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