In the News: Wainwright is living life to the fullest

This week, Rushville Republican published a story about Amanda Wainwright, previously a third grade teacher who suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2013, and her experience and recovery time with Caregiver Homes since the accident.

Via Rushville Republican:

"Wainwright suffered a Intracerebral Hemorrhage while driving to work in 2013, that put her in a coma for 58 days and in the hospital for 3 months. Although her life is forever altered with paralysis, and simple tasks take much greater effort, she continues to pursue independence and quality of life.

Since 2015, Wainwright has been able to receive help through Caregiver Homes.

“Amanda is a college graduate and prior to the accident, she was a 3rd grade teacher,” Melanie Morris of Caregiver Homes said. “Her family is very supportive and her mother is her caregiver. Support from her family, RHI, and CGH’s, has motivated her throughout her recovery/rehab. Although her life is forever altered with paralysis, and simple tasks take much greater effort, she continues to pursue independence and quality of life. Our RN recently attended a Voc Rehab appointment with Amanda and her mother, to provide support and encouragement and gather detail for how best to support her goals. When Amanda began services in 2015, she required extensive care. She is now walking and no longer needing a wheelchair for short distances. She is now eating out with friends, attending social functions, and recently attended a friend’s wedding. She is volunteering at the school as a teacher’s aide five days/week for several hours at a time. Her future goals are to resume driving a car and eventually return to work as a full-time teacher. She is a walking testament to what can happen with caregiver support.”"

Read the full story here!