ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Dominic Jimenez is learning how to walk up the stairs, how to count money and tell time. These are all tasks he completed with ease back in November before the teen was involved in a horrific car accident.
The Woodbridge 18-year-old is being discharged on Wednesday after spending seven weeks at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute (SRI) in Roseville. Jimenez has a long road to complete recovery, but with a positive attitude and supportive family and friends by his side, everyone is optimistic.
Jimenez suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury when the car he was riding in spun out of control and crashed into a pole in Lodi on a wet November evening. He was brought to San Joaquin General Hospital where he sat in a coma for three weeks. He underwent a craniectomy and a craniotomy to relieve pressure on his brain as well as a cranioplasty surgery.
The family was told that due to the extent of Dominic’s head injury that he wouldn’t likely survive his initial operation.
“He is truly a miracle,” said Raymond Jimenez, Dominic’s father. Read more... about Woodbridge Teen Beating the Odds after Horrific Car Accident