Building a New Life Is Challenging...And Worth It!
Prior to being struck by a motor vehicle in 2014, Greg was living independently in Hazel Park with his daughter. He worked as a tradesman, specializing in finish carpentry. A creative person at heart, he was also a skilled tattoo artist. Like anyone after a head injury, Greg found life to be difficult and his regular activities daunting. He was, however, lucky enough to have a daughter to help provide his attendant care and find the specialists he would require to recover.
Due to the extent of his physical injuries, Greg’s therapies had to be limited and it was some time before he was able to begin a structured, community-based neuro rehabilitation program. Once he started attending Life Skills Village, Greg was able to focus on his memory and concentration problems.
After a lifetime of working and independence, Greg was eager to regain his confidence and find employment. His work ethic on the job translated to diligence and perseverance in rehab. Of course, before he sought employment, Greg needed to learn to compensate for the deficits caused by the wreck. Working with Life Skills Village clinicians, Greg mastered the strategies that would help him do just that. Utilizing a daily planner and organizational apps on his smart phone gave him the confidence he was missing.
Greg is now part of the Life Skills Village work re-entry program and has been working part-time in a local hardware store. He participates in adaptive exercises and recreational activities.
“Everyone at Life Skills Village is interested in my recovery. As difficult as rehab can be, they never gave up on me—and that gave me the courage to push forward and do my best—not just for myself, but for my daughter too.”