This past week, Jonathan Swiatocha was on Incito as he narrated his incredible comeback from paralysis and a traumatic brain injury. Even better, he’s on track to become one of the first runners in the Olympics!
A few of our listeners had some questions for him last week:
Question. How was life after the accident?
Answer: Life was incredibly tough. Jon was told he suffered a traumatic brain injury and also might not ever walk again. None of it was his fault, and he was just a kid at the time. Jon continued to have emotional swings and difficulty in his analytical functions as a result of his injury. However, he was able to adjust and make the best of his situation. He proved that he could walk again. He found a job, and then even turned to running to find himself.
Question: How did it feel to lose those three days of life?
Answer: Those three days changed the entire course of Jon’s life. He wasn’t sure if he would lose more than just three days.
Question: Where was the placement of the injury?
Answer: The injury resulted from a car accident, as the car that Jon was in was impacted by a car being operated by a drunk driver. Jon suffered brain damage and also partial paralysis which he later overcame.
Question: Did you have to learn things over again?
Answer: Jon had to learn almost everything over again, including several brain functions and also physical functions.
Listen to past episodes of Incito at: http://www.iheart.com/show/27307237/
Learn more about host Nihar Suthar at: http://www.niharsuthar.com