Houston teen overcomes traumatic brain injury to graduate high school

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:48AM
Teen who had to learn to walk again graduates on time.

HOUSTON, Texas - After a horrific accident just outside of Lake Charles in August 2015, Luke Burnham was able to cross off one remarkable feat.

While out for a run, he was hit by a car and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Doctors told his parents he would be a vegetable if he survived, but Burnham didn't give up.

Earlier this month, after rehab at TIRR Memorial Hermann and hard work, he was able to get his diploma with the rest of his high school classmates.

"I want them to know that because I had a brain injury, I'm still the same Luke," he said. "No different."
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