Living with my injured brain

Scott Harris came to Epworth Camberwell for rehabilitation in 2008 after spending three weeks in critical care at the Royal Melbourne
Hospital following a motorbike accident.

Scott had sustained a severe head injury; extensive facial fractures requiring 11 titanium plates to his skull; and frontal lobe damage. He also suffered what is known as shearing of the brain, which left him with paralysis from the shoulder to toes along the right side of his body, and an injury to his right arm which severed three nerves.

He would spend six months with us as an inpatient followed by another two and a half years attending outpatient therapy, before commencing community rehab from an external provider; through which time he continued to display sheer strength and determination to achieve all his rehabilitation goals.

Scott has since travelled the world, snowboarded, met the love of his life and started a career as a motivational and educational speaker. He is often asked to share his story to schools, businesses and health professionals.

Crashing Into Potential: living with my injured brain is Scott’s new book where he details his accident, the recovery process and his experience living the fullest life he can with a Traumatic Brain Injury.

On 19 April, Scott’s triumphant book launch at Epworth Richmond auditorium was attended by his close family and friends as well as staff from Epworth who were involved in his care many years ago.

It’s always remarkable to see how patients can get back to living a full life after sustaining critical injuries and we are all thrilled at how far Scott has come.

Scott’s book can be purchased on his website:

Acknowledgement:  Epworth Rehabilitation

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Photo: Author Scott Harris signs his book for Epworth Rehabilitation’s Associate Professor Gavin Williams