Broken Part 5 Finale: Living with a Brain Injury

What year…? It went well. Is it morning, afternoon or night? …seven minutes. Can you tell me what
day of the week it is? Raise your left hand. Had a pretty severe brain injury. Can you open your eyes? We’re just trying to
get you better here. You’re at a place called ABI,
which is Acquired Brain Injury. CAR HORN BLARES, TRAFFIC HUMS This treacherous piece of road is
where Te Kaha Chase’s life changed
forever. Yeah, I think that’s
where I had the car crash.
Yeah, I think so too. This place, for me, it’s a turning point for me,
because, you know, this is
where I had my car crash. You know? And, um, really, this place is pinnacle for me now. I’m never gonna forget it. Never. SOFT MUSIC GENTLE GUITAR MUSIC 21-year-old TK wasn’t
wearing a seat belt. The impact of the head-on collision
caused extensive brain damage that
left him in a coma for six weeks. POIGNANT PIANO MUSIC When TK finally woke up,
he was transferred here,
to ABI Rehabilitation, for six months of intensive therapy. He had to relearn
almost everything. Is that one right? how to think, how to speak and how to walk. I wanna walk outta here,
but I can’t… walk yet. You only get one chance to live
life, and I blew it, because
I had a car crash. Basically, um, I feel that I’ve had
my second chance now. And, um, I’m on my second chance… of life. LAID-BACK MUSIC K, he said you can (CHUCKLES)
come in. This is like a bloody
comedy show.and our first time, remember
that first time we went into
the supermarket? Like, being back in the community,
people – how was that? The first time I was outta ABI, um, it was really good, because
I got to see my mates again,…
Mm. …who I hadn’t seen since
my accident, well, since
I went to ABI. And, um, yeah, it was good seeing
them, and it’s good being out in
the community again. I mean, (CHUCKLES) man. Mm. I was just gone for ages.
Yeah. Can you take off my glasses?
Hey, bro. Hey, dude.
Hey, man. Hey, Summer. How are you? Good.
Good. I saw you only a couple of days
before your accident. You came up.
Oh, did you? Yeah, I was sitting in the car
outside the takeaway, and you
came up and said hi. Oh.
Yeah, you were, like you were asking me how my
new job was and stuff. So, what are you doing now, man? Oh, I’m doing an apprenticeship
um, bit of welding which is
engineering, yeah. Nice.
Good. Where are you doing that?>
Uh, Te Aroha, yeah.
Oh, good.>TBI causes a person to become
self-obsessed, so to remember to ask
questions about the other person, because they get locked
about their accident and, ‘This is what happened,’ and,
‘Did you know this?’ And people
actually do know that, and it will be the thing that will
will injure and stunt the growth
with relationships and friendships. I’ll let you carry on.
Awesome. Lovely to see you.
Yeah, catch you. I’m so glad that you’re all right.
Yeah. Good.
Cool. Good to see you. Yeah, see you, guys.
Yeah, catch you, man. MAN: Selling my truck, so…
INDISTINCT CHATTER, LAUGHTER Yes, yes. We’ve been at Beachaven Holiday Park
now for probably about a month. It’s emergency housing. Like, w… This area is our home
and has been,… uh, paramount to Te Kaha’s… reconnecting and reigniting
and remembering of who he is as a whole person. Man, no offence to everyone, but
this is for ages we haven’t done
this. Hello. Now, I know my life is
different to all my mates’ now because I had a car crash, and I don’t really care
how my mates see me. You know, I just think, you know, do what you do,
and I’ll do what I do. LAID-BACK MUSIC VANESSA: # Happy recovery
(CHUCKLES) to you.
LAUGHTER ALL: # Happy recovery to you. # Happy recovery,
dear Shiver Me Timbers. # Happy recovery to you. # Hip hip hooray! (LAUGHS) INDISTINCT CHATTER, LAUGHTER LAID-BACK MUSIC FADES BIRDS SING DISTANTLY I have three days. MUFFLED: Three days. Three! (GROANS SOFTLY) WOMAN: Is this every morning? Oh, he’d tell me he’d
kill me and slit my throat. To deal with laziness as opposed to
a brain injury is very different, and I won’t tolerate that.
That’s why I walk away. I mean, really, I have parents who
go, ‘Ooh, no, you need to get them
up.’ And… But why? Three days!
We’re actually dealing with, like,
a brat of a child, you know? And… The persistence to…
Three days! …not buy into that behaviour
is the key, really. So it can be a bit lonely. BIRDS SING DISTANTLY And if it means TK gets well, you know… SOFT, REFLECTIVE MUSIC So, where would you like to go? It is the part that TBI survivors
talk about, the grief of losing
oneself, which I think that Te Kaha has a
handle on, but it comes out in ways
that he’s not aware of the short-term memory loss, the lack of date-keeping around
the things that he sees out in
the community or with me. He… Yeah, he struggles a lot. GENTLE MUSIC Well done. INDISTINCT CONVERSATION GENTLE MUSIC CONTINUES INDISTINCT CHATTER I’m gonna talk to
Hauraki Plains College, yeah, about wearing your seat belt and and about having a brain injury
and having a car crash. My name is Vanessa Chase. I am the proud mum of TK Chase. All I can say please wear your
seat belt, cos I didn’t wear it
on that day, and, um, I’m disappointed now I
didn’t, because if I did, I wouldn’t
even be in this situation. Because the brain has been damaged
so much, you have to learn
everything again. You have to learn how
to open your eyes, how to swallow. Uh, as you saw, I had to help
him come from here to here. Um, he needs help with showering,
toileting, moving from one place
to the other. He needs help to get into
the car. He needs help to… to process simple things. The bad thing about being at ABI because I have no fear now, because
I had a car crash, um, what I did
is I asked out every chick there. LAUGHTER Yeah. And sometimes I asked out
a chick, like, six times. LAUGHTER
I would go, I would go,
‘Oh, I don’t even remember.’ Definitely, for brain injury, I
believe that, um, TK can get, uh,
the best recovery that he wants. Cool. Thank you for having us. LAID-BACK MUSIC It’s so hard to walk.
Yeah. You can do it. You can do it. I just love being around TK. It’s so hard.
You’re doing really well. I think he’s, he’s just got
something to give, whether it’s
more talks to young people, whether it’s talks about surviving
TBI in the most positive way that
one could do that. I appreciate life way
more than I used to. Like, I could’ve died in my crash, but I didn’t, you know? And I’m
thankful for life right now. You know? I’m thankful.
I appreciate every day. BRIGHT MUSIC Right, let’s go home. The big trip. Terry Tansey has been in
ABI Rehabilitation for three months. First thing we’re gonna do we’re
gonna hop in the car and go home.
(LAUGHS) Yeah.
When you get home, what’s
the first thing you’re gonna do? Um, well,… I don’t know. I think I might
just go for a little walk around
the place and have a look. He’s now going home for a weekend
visit with his wife, Andrea. OK, we’re going through
a highway, heading to Kaikohe. ‘Worst case would be, um,
that he tries to do too much ‘yeah, tries to paint the house
or something like that. ‘Um, but I think he’ll
be, he’ll be good.’ OK. All right. This is our kennels. Um, this is our house. (BARKS)
We’re home. Hi, Eddie.
DOGS BARK Hey, Ed. Hello, mate. Hello. Terry has only recently recalled who
he is, and Andrea’s keen to see how
he copes. Don’t fall over anything.
Aargh! It’s triggering a lot of memories. Everything’s where I parked it. I built a few buggies in here, eh?
Yeah. REFLECTIVE MUSIC This much-loved father and
grandfather suffered a brain injury when the truck he was driving
jackknifed, throwing him from
the cab on to the road. (GROANS)
Can’t we stand up? You get back on your bed. Get back up. Come on. Up you get. For a long time, he was stuck in a
post-traumatic amnesia and delirium. Over, please. I’ve got it over… The early prognosis wasn’t good. (CRIES) Are you ready?
We’re ready. Good. But remarkably he’s
now turned a corner. UPBEAT MUSIC How’s that, guys? Is that all right? I see Terry in the mirror, that guy
that used to have a truck accident,
but he’s coming right now, so… Off the foam cushion. Turn around. Even his sense of humour’s back. Hey, well done, mate. LAUGHTER How long have I been
married to Andrea? Um… 26th of May 1974 there you go we got married. There you go.
I remember. (CHUCKLES) That’s
a good innings, eh? Yeah.
WOMAN: So you just remembered that?
Yep. What does that feel like?
Feels good. Feels great. (BARKS) Do you want your cup, Andrea? Yeah. Do you remember
which one it is?
Yep. This is your cup.
CUP THUDS SOFTLY You happy with that?
They can talk to me.
(LAUGHS) Can’t wait to do some mowing. Wanna get the lawnmower out just
to prove that, yeah, I can mow.
Yeah. The biggest worry with a short visit
home is that he’ll push himself
too far. MOTOR RUMBLES, HUMS Every time I ask him if he’s OK,
he just goes, ‘I’m all right,’ and I go, ‘Well, that’s not
really what I wanna know. ‘I wanna know if you’ve got pain
or if you’ve you know, if you’re
feeling tired,’ because I said, ‘It’s no good just
saying you’re OK when you’re not.’ I said to him he’s lost his inner
strength and he needs to just build
that up. You don’t want, you don’t want to
overdo it. Probably enough now, eh? Do you want the earmuffs?
No. I had to stop mowing the lawn,
otherwise I get tired and fatigued. It’d just make me tired, so it’d,
sort of, be a right time to stop, so, um, that’s why I gave
it to Andrea to use. Yeah. You thought it was OK?
Yep. It’s nice, isn’t it?
It’s very smooth and that, yeah. It gets a bit noisy. Did you want
me to go and cook a pikelet? Mm, yeah, probably better.
You better have a drink too, eh?
Yeah. Right. It’s not so much a specialty;
it’s just something I love doing. It’s just satisfying for me,
and I just make it my way. Think that’s flour.
Um, plain flour, yeah. Don’t you measure that by cup?
Oh, OK. No, I just throw it in there.
Just make it happen. Just out of control.
OK. Is that?
Am I allowed to say,
‘Told you so,’ if it doesn’t work? You can say whatever you like.
OK. I’ll say, ‘Go away. ‘Just jealous.’ Just jealous?
(LAUGHS) At the moment it’s glue.
It’s glue? (LAUGHS) Glue pikelets. I always talk to her
like this. She loves it.
(LAUGHS) Oh, that’s OK.
Is it hot enough? This morning he said, ‘When
I woke up, I was in a new world,’ and I went, ‘That is just an amazing
way of explaining how he felt.’ He felt that when he, when he
started getting clarity that he
felt like he was in a new world, that everything was different.
And I thought that was brilliant. (CHUCKLES) You know?
I thought, ‘Wow!’ You know? This is just lovely,
sitting here, eating these.
Is it? Yeah. Just lovely to be home.
Mm. I spoke to a friend of mine that’s
a registered nurse up here. She said, ‘Just make sure that
they’ve got everything in place,’ because there’s not so many
occupational therapists and physios
and all that sort of thing up here, so she said, ‘Make sure that you can
get all the things, um, in place
before you come up.’ You’ve gotta make me
pudding too. Remember? Yeah, I’ll make you pudding.
When? Tomorrow?
Tomorrow. Yeah. Yeah, I’ll make you
You’ve got lots of
cooking to do tomorrow. I’m making you ginger pudding.
I promise you that. He’s still the same Terry but
just a little bit different. He was probably always that, but he
was so busy. You know, he worked
such long hours and that, and then on the weekends he’d
be working on the house, so… Whereas now it’s almost like you’re
getting to know each other again,
sort of thing. It’s weird. It’s, Yeah. Um, it’s just good to be home and
give you a bit of a cuddle again.
Yeah. OK? You enjoyed that?
That’s good. That’s… And I think it’s nice as well.
Yeah, it’s good. Yeah. SOFT MUSIC 15-year-old Jarrod Church had a
freak heart attack at basketball
practice. He died for eight minutes. During this time, his brain was
starved of oxygen, leaving him
with a hypoxic brain injury. SOFT MUSIC At first he couldn’t breathe, stand up or feed himself. He couldn’t even recognise faces. Where is? Where is Jay? Can you see Jay? Oh, right there.
Yeah. LAUGHTER Jarrod is one of six children, and
his big brother Jason has been by
his side for the entire time. Your heart rate just started
getting up a little bit. (EXHALES SLOWLY) Jarrod’s allowed to go
home for the weekend. There they are, boy. It’s just gonna be good to be home.
We are planning tonight to go to… the rec centre where
the incident happened just to show them how
well we’re doing. And tomorrow we’re planning to have
a barbecue just for everybody who
helped support. The main risk of Jarrod’s heart rate
not being able to reach 150 they don’t want him to be at risk of maybe having another incident. He will have to take regular breaks
and time out away from other people
while we’re at home just to get his heart rate
back to normal, I guess. Oh, what basket? (KNOCKS ON DOOR) Hey.
(LAUGHS) Where else would I be? At work.
At work? No. Since he’s been gone, there’s been
something missing, and, of course,
yeah, it’s him and Jason, so having him here, it’s
like, a bit of normality. Yeah. The kids are loving it.
I’m loving it. It’s… Makes me feel a lot
better. (CHUCKLES) A tracheotomy caused scar tissue
around his vocal chords that’s left
him with noisy breathing. Ohhhh! Yeah, Jarrod does get a bit
annoying when people ask
about his breathing more new people that haven’t
really cared for him. Jarrod. Breathe.
KIDS LAUGH, CHATTER What does it say now? 1…19. 119. His heart is still very weak, so any
excitement or exertion could trigger
another heart attack. His oxygen saturation
can be no lower than 94. 96. It was 96 before. Need him to keep remembering to
breathe while he’s standing up
and moving around, cos I think when he concentrates,
he, sort of, holds his breath in. (CHUCKLES) BASKETBALL SQUEAKS ON FLOOR Although he doesn’t remember,
this is where Jarrod had his
heart attack. INDISTINCT CHATTER Hey! Aw!
Wow! Look at you! Eh! You’re looking good, my friend.
So good to see you back, eh. So good to see you. I hear
you’ve been getting cheeky. Yeah.
Yeah? How you feeling? I’m all right.
Yeah? If you were here on that Friday
night and you were part uh,
here on that Friday night, can you just come to the stage area? Nice. All right.
BASKETBALLS BOUNCE So, just grab a seat down here,
guys, and then we’ll get into it. You had played a game already,
and then, uh, we had that last run, which is the run where
the college boys come in. The thing was that you were on the
court for quite a while, yeah, and
we played two halves. And when we finished the game, um,
you walked over to the side, and when you sat down on the chair,
um, you collapsed and fell on to
the floor. And then Lance called out,
‘Willie, there’s something wrong!’ What happened was that the staff
and Lance tried to wake you up. They tried to say,
‘Hey, Jarrod. Hey, Jarrod.’ When that happened, I went and
called for the ambulance to come. The staff called the ambulance.
And then straight away… (SOBS)

96 comments on “Broken Part 5 Finale: Living with a Brain Injury”

  1. Sarulia says:

    Thank you for sharing the journey with us.

  2. Angela Swaim says:

    So wonderful! I love it!

  3. Miniya Bennett says:

    its a good and pray for them

  4. Deirdre Gauna says:

    Everyone has their own journey, trials and tribulations they go through, but my God these families have been through alot w/this. Makes me appreciate life so much more. Thank you.

  5. itsbeckybabeh says:

    Once again, I love the video. I'm so proud of TK, Terry, and Jarrod. They have all worked so hard and came so far and they deserve every bit of praise for everything they have accomplished. Such beautiful people and all very sweet. TK doesn't need to be so down on himself like he is sometimes. He's perfectly fine! πŸ™‚ Terry has really amazed me, such a strong, strong man. I was so, so happy to see him happy and doing well. Life is such a beautiful thing, no matter the obstacles. For Jarrod, he's done exceptional. His brother is such an angel for being there for him every step of the way. This is just a very heart-warming story. I would love future updates. I can't exactly remember how to spell that lady's name, but is she doing well? I was so intrigued by the way she was pushing through no matter what, to get back to her normal life. πŸ™‚ thank you guys so much for the video. Love all the way from Tennessee, US. ❀

  6. Brooke Williams says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. I feel like I know them all. Sending love and light to each and every one of them. You're amazing and don't ever forget it.

  7. Spott 27 says:

    Loved seeing this journey! So glad all of them are going back to their normal routines!!!! Definitely will have to wait a while and then have a check up with all of them πŸ™‚

  8. Kim Wilson says:

    I don't want this series to end! 😭

  9. Tai Amueli says:

    This has been truly an amazing journey for each one of them. I wish them well and hope there are future updates to see how they are doing. Jarrods brother has been so supportive of his young brother what a selfless loving brother.

  10. Maya Silva says:

    I Love It

  11. Jaii Rela says:

    This series CAN NOT be over. I have been binge watching the shows from this channel and I now would love to visit New Zealand. I am so happy for Terry, T.K., and Jarrod. I hope that they continue to progress and accomplish their dreams in life. And their families are amazing. Their support and love only motivated them to get better. I watch quite a few docu-series but this channel is by FAR one of the best that I have ever seen.

  12. littlekiwinelson says:

    TK's Mum is the most amazing wahine toa. Kia kaha, what an incredible aroha you show.

  13. Leslie says:

    "Life's a climb but the view is great"

  14. Karen says:

    This series was truly amazing. So much love a support for these beautiful people. You have restored my faith in humans. Thank you. Love and hugs to all involved. Sending healing vibes to you all thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see all of you again πŸ™‚

  15. Can't think of a good username says:

    Truly amazing, beautiful and inspiring! I'm actually considering to become a caretaker and preferably work in rehab centers such as the one on this show! I'm just amazed and thankful for you guys for sharing their journeys!

  16. shani michal says:

    Thank you very much !! This series, and much, other chapters of life brought here. were moving and inspirational. Again, thank you, bottom of my heart

  17. Sandy Dale and Casa Tikvah says:

    Great series! Thanks to the participants for sharing their incredible stories!!

  18. Kimber Lee says:

    so wonderful for Jarryd ☺ you're going to keep getting stronger! love from the US πŸ’–

  19. Chaudia Adams says:


  20. tihi says:

    So what caused the heart attack and is that problem cured?

  21. Shan says:

    I really like this channel…very educational!

  22. Brendan II says:

    Please do a follow up 😁 was amazing series x

  23. ffishfinger says:

    TK's mum is rad! And seems really young to me, maybe she had him very young, or it's her attitude and style that seems really young? Seems like an all round cool dude and really seems to be what he needed/needs

  24. Sah Takekawa says:

    The strength and determination of these individuals is completely amazing. I am just so in awe of them, I truly wish them the best in their lives. I hope they completely recover and are able to accomplish their dreams. What you have all been through and the hard work you all put in, you all deserve nothing but the best. May the Lord continue to bless. On a side note, TK reminds me so much of Tyler Seguin! Just like twins!

  25. endthishiatus says:

    I have two clients who have ABI's and it was really good to get a clear insight into what their post-accident experiences were like. This series was amazing!

  26. loopguru66 says:

    T.K. rocking out with the TOOL shirt, hell yea

  27. Julia Locatelli says:

    Jarrod's brother is an amazing person.

  28. Anni vom Bach says:

    What a great series, I'd wish too it wasn't over yet. I didn't know about this side of brain injuries before. The spontaneously chuckling TK, Terry's disorientation and great progress when he came out of it, the manifestation of a washy way to speak in TK and Eltje.
    Keep up the good work with the channel, it's a great source of information.

  29. μŠ€μΉΌλ › 민지 says:

    Not being an ass, I am wondering. Β I noticed all the homes these remarkable people went home to are rotting & in a state of fallen apart. Is this due to the weather dampness etc orΒ is it the poverty rateΒ ? Curious From Texas

  30. Rob Dudley says:

    What an amazing series!Β  Thank you for posting it.Β  I would love to see a follow up, maybe a couple of years from now, letting us know how they are all doing.Β  Good luck to all involved: Survivors, family and staff at ABI.Β  Greetings form Washington State, USA!

  31. Emily Gilbey says:

    wow I'm amazed how far they have come! fascinating and insightful!

  32. Emil Aleksander says:

    thank you so much ATTITUDE for the brilliant series thank you.greetings from BULGARIA

  33. heni kang says:

    Mum is number one in the life because she will take care your life no matter what your condition.
    And mum always try to working hard for her children.

  34. margfr says:

    Watched all "Broken" parts. Awesome series! Thanks for the good work! Learned a lot through it. Would be great to see an update one day.

  35. Suey says:

    I wanted to know how Eltje was doing?

  36. BangEnded Scoots says:

    I love seeing how far Terry has come. It's great to see that sense of humor come back.

  37. Hannah Winter says:

    Jarrods brother Jason reminds me of Keanu Reeves.

  38. Jen Hughes says:

    This is a very well made series that has heart and valuable information. Thank you!!

  39. Helen Wong says:

    This series made me cry repeatedly. I wish these families the best! <3

  40. Bec says:

    This bought me to tears! TK's mum is amazing. You can see how hard she works for her son! Giving up her life for her son! Amazing

  41. Whitney Hatfield says:

    Staff member Tim needs a raise.

  42. Josie Shearer says:

    I think it would be awesome to have a 'where are they now' video. I would like to see how they are getting on and I'm so sad to see the series end

  43. Erin Norwood says:

    can you continue to do followups with the people?

  44. Rebekah Garland says:

    wish we could've seen a progress update on the cyclist. her determination and perseverance is so inspiring. I hope she's doing well.

  45. MrKiwispirit says:

    bloody amazing watch it's after 3 am and I've watched this series thanks for making these hope all that were involved have recovered to the best or better of there capabilities Tks mum. caring for our loved ones is a lonely road at times kia kaha ehoa

  46. kristin torjussen says:

    Please tell us how they are doing !

  47. Olivia Beardsley says:

    This is a truly touching, emotional and highly educational documentary. I cried and laughed with all of you as I watched your recoveries. Thank you attitude and thank you and all the warmest thoughts and wishes in the world to these amazing people. I originally started watching this for research into a role in a play, to help me understand brain injury. I am truly touched and inspired beyond words by everyone, including the carers in this series and the spirit, courage and care they show. And I really would love to see more of their journeys.

  48. Ahuaiti Stockman says:

    i appreciate having watched this series, hardout thumbs up to the whanau of these patients who have stuck by them and supported them thru these difficult times. all the best to all the patients with your continued recovery. im proud to be māori and to see how whanau come together. whanau first, always, to jarrod's big bro, ur an awesome big bro, shot for ur support to ur mum. kia kaha

  49. D. says:

    I don’t count how many times i have watched Jarrod’s story and i am waiting for new updates about him for sure, same about Ripu. I feel such a connection with those two and i didn’t even know them before this video. Surreal, but so positive energy in this story and i have watched them all, but why do I feel after this experience Jarrod’s brother Jay might found himself in a medical career as one of those in ABI ?!!! πŸ˜‰ Such a strong family dynamique and love .

  50. Alan Kelly-Hamm says:

    This show is such a positive yet tender glimpse into the world of being human. Life is not one size fits all. Thanks for bringing some sensitivity and compassion into a world that is too often harsh and unfeeling.

  51. Gurpreet Singh says:

    The team at ABI is incredible,, lots of appreciation … i was amazed by jarrod's Brother,, he's very lucky to have brother like him,, its just amazing. i suffered a lot from Depression due to unable to adjust myself with other people and end up being alone ,, but since i watched these videos ,, i realized that people suffer from problems that i cannot even imagine,, this feeling kinda pushed me out of dark world and can feel the heat of rays on my body , and they sound so amazing that i want to enjoy every single moment no matter even i am alone

  52. Jacci A says:

    All of the people shown in the past 5 episodes are just truly amazing people. They've been through so much & are still so positive & brilliant with their recovery. The people in the ABI & the family support is also brilliantly wonderful. This has made me think I'd like to work with people & rehabilitation/recovery. Thank you so much for sharing these stories with us & I wish all of them the best in their futures. πŸ’š

  53. Twambilire Laura says:

    My eyes are leaking. There is beauty in this world.

  54. Heather Smith says:

    I am going to college for a Behavioral Analyst degree to specifically work with people with traumatic brain injuries. This series is fantastic!
    Much love from Texas USA ❀

  55. gillian owens says:

    Should always wear a set belt

  56. gillian owens says:

    What age is known ?

  57. gillian owens says:

    And know Learn to speak again

  58. bri says:

    Oh gosh I cried so much when Jarrod's coach was telling the story and Jarrod started crying and his brothers started hugging him!! I wish all of these people well and I hope to see an update on them all

  59. Janet Donald says:

    We need another update, please?

  60. Melissa Kimmerling says:

    This is a very well-done series. I appreciate the care that went into telling the individual's stories. I shared these videos with my occupational therapy students today. We hope to see an update someday!

  61. dfcvda says:

    TK `s mum is like my girlfriend, I mean the caring bit she is protective as I forget everything, still short term I mean.

  62. LAN 95 says:

    i've truly enjoyed this series! opened my mind to brain injury and the seriousness! love and blessings to everyone involved in these episodes πŸ’œ

  63. Ronaldo Roda says:

    wonderful series, thank you.

  64. Pace Marshall says:

    This has been an incredibly powerful and educational documentary series, and I know these peoples lives will stay with me for a long, long time. I wish this series wasn't called 'Broken,' though. These people aren't broken–they're survivors. They're fighters and they're strong, and nothing about their perseverance, their strength, or their attitudes is broken. It's time we end the stigma surrounding TBI–these are people, and they're not broken.

    Thank you so much for giving us a behind the scenes look in the power and perseverance it takes to overcome and live with a TBI. This is certainly a special series.

  65. Joshua Greene says:

    Sending Prayers πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™For Him

  66. bron1steve says:

    I know TK probably talks like that because of his accident but I think it's fucken awesome. He sounds like a hippy haha espesh when he he laughed and said "man I was just gone for ages" haha

  67. TheRealBajan says:

    Go get em Terry and TK you guys will be great, Great Jersey Jarrod keep it up.

  68. Gourmet22 says:

    great video.

  69. Rebecca McCready says:

    it nice to see him doing very well but it really sad he had that Brian injury but it amazing he’s getting very good progress and it is amazing that his mum is helping him and cope with his brain injury which is amazing I would love to kown how he is doing in 2017 is it really amazing that terry remember things now and he makes good progress witch it amazing when he first had his brain injury didn’t remember his own name and watt date it was and didn’t remember his age and watt was his job was

  70. Nyla - Amara Smit says:

    @7 min. That girl does not want to talk to them. She really wants to leave…
    Sad story… 😒😨

  71. Duketheking Duketheking says:

    my class was going to watch this

  72. Bethany Barrett says:

    Truly touching.

  73. KillaKong2 says:

    This series was amazing and very insightful. Going to use this as one of my sources to my paper but I'm having trouble citing in apa format…

  74. perfect blue says:

    I hope TK gets better and pursues his dreams and gets happy i very much like to be his friend

  75. supererik man says:

    Terry's recovery absolutely amazes me!!!

  76. Kim Huddle says:

    As the daughter of a TBI patient I appreciate this series and all you do to bring awareness and highlight the struggles that face not only the patients but also the families of TBI.

  77. Manuela ZΓΊΓ±iga says:

    I really appreciated this series, not only for the strenght and tenacity of the persons afected by a brain injury, but also for showing the love and care work involved in their recovery. I am sending light and the best wishes for all of them, and for the people that did the documentaries.

  78. Erikk Dell says:

    Awesome people, ALL THE BEST TO THEM ALL

  79. sri ram says:

    I am just lucky to escape from two brain injury from two major head injuries. Lucky to be alive.

  80. Dustin H says:

    remembering things can be shitty. anger control is interesting to deal with and my hands are getting shaky

  81. nancy brouse says:

    TBI need large amounts of high quality Fish Oil to feed and heal the brain.

  82. wendus93 says:

    Can anyone tell my why did Jarrod's heart stop in the first place? Does he have some underlying heart condition?

  83. Bye Bye Belly says:

    They were all amazing and came a long way, Terry made such a great recovery.

  84. Justin Ford says:

    Tk was so good looking before

  85. Justin Ford says:

    Terries recovery is very good he will be fully right in a year or 2.

  86. 1 Samuel 17 says:

    All these stories are amazing, my nephew has started his long road to recovery and these videos give me hope!

  87. hobbit lad yo says:

    Oh lets take my son walking on a busy highway after major brain injury……….cmon

  88. SpeedDS DemonStar says:

    I know you did updates of some folks but not others from this series. Is there any chance of getting updates on the others and perhaps more recent ones of everyone?

  89. Android480 says:

    looks like new zealand finally hit the 90's

  90. Christina says:

    This is a great series of videos, wish there was more, thank you.

  91. ElNrtNBoy β€”β€”β€” says:

    The love of a good Mother…

  92. Claudia Quinn says:

    Such heartwarming stories….

  93. Super Moosie says:

    I thought Jarrod was wheezing a bit when he was talking, but then I noticed his brother speaking the same way,

  94. jonny jones says:

    Jarrod has such a beautiful smile πŸ™‚

  95. stefan hoimes says:

    Why do I have the most hysterical feeling that TK sprinkled his talk to the school kids with some… colorful… 'figures of speech'? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  96. Cyrene the Cat says:

    Terry's looking for more than a "cuddle" lol

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