Brandon La Forest became a “1 percenter” in a way that no one seeks but he has accepted.
La Forest, 31, of Bruce Township, was critically injured in a Lansing car crash in October 2010, after which doctors said there was a 99 percent chance he would never be able to walk or take care of himself again. He suffered a major head injury.
“All the doctors said he probably wouldn’t wake up, and if he did, he would be a vegetable,” said his younger sister, Jennifer.
I recently had the opportunity to speak to students at Baker College in early November of 2012. I spoke to them about my brain injury and how I did not let anyone tell me I could not do something. My presentation went something like this.
In October 2010, Brandon La Forest, a 29-year-old Macomb County resident, suffered a traumatic brain injury from which many medical professionals doubted he could recover. But two years after the incident he is well on his way to recovery thanks to sheer determination, an iron will and intensive therapy and rehabilitation.