October 21, 2009
Car Crash Survivor Shares Story to Help Steer Teens Down Right Path
Augusta, Ga.—As a teenager, Evans resident Bryan Hensley admits he made poor choices, one of which landed him and his sports car smack dab in a tree going 85 miles per hour.
Despite his injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, which required him to spend a month and a half at MCGHealth and three months at Walton Rehabilitation Health System, Bryan knows now that accident actually put him back on the right path.
Now 26, Bryan has begun sharing his story with schools, youth organizations, churches and other community groups, with the goal of helping young people avoid making the same mistakes he did. “It sounds like crazy thing to say, but that car accident was probably the best thing that has ever happened to me,” said Bryan. “It made me realize the life I had been living and made me who I am today.”
Note to media: Bryan Hensley will be speaking to schools in Columbia County during the last week in October, which is also Red Ribbon Week, a time to advocate for drug prevention and education. Please call 706-434-0150 if you are interested in covering any of his talks.
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