Brain injured 12 y.o. boy makes miracle recovery
Published: December 5, 2007 | 6875th good news item since 2003
HIS brain injury was so massive that experts at Southampton General Hospital feared he may not survive.
Little James Bascran lay close to death after being involved in a car accident on his way home from school just three months ago and his parents were told he was unlikely ever to completely recover.
But the 12-year-old has defied experts, despite spending two weeks in a coma, by making an incredible recovery.
Today he is once again walking, talking and writing – and even asking to play football with his mates.
Proud dad Jim, 47, a senior officer in the fire brigade, said: “The consultants told us he was this year’s miracle boy – they told us they had switched off the machines for boys with less severe injuries than James. We are so lucky to have him back.”
James fractured his skull in two places following the crash. His injuries so severe there was little hope he would even survive the journey to the paediatric intensive care unit at Southampton.
“You wouldn’t think it to look at him now. We were told it would take two years and then he would get to a point where that would be as good as he would get. Now he can walk quite a long way, his speech is fine and he’s remembering things – it’s amazing,” said mum Lesley.