Taisha Rios on Supporting Her Son with a Brain Injury

Taisha Rios, Caregiver
Taisha Rios

"[P]atience and schedules and love...I think that's the best way to deal with a situation like this."

On Christmas day in 2015, Taisha's son Yael went to the store across the street from their home, riding his new scooter. On the way, he was hit by a car, resulting in a trip to the hospital and a severe traumatic brain injury. Taisha discusses how she deals with the aftermath, including his behavioral changes, his altered relationships with friends, his confidence and more.

BrainLine produced this interview in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Center for Brain Injury Research and Training.

Posted on BrainLine June 24, 2019.