In 2009, age 19, Michael A. DeStefano incurred a severe traumatic brain injury as the result of an auto accident. He was resuscitated twice and has spent the years since, in a slow but steady recovery from his injuries. Navigating and employing the current and evolving medical and alternative therapies for TBI has been the main challenge for the DeStefano family. On many occasions, the family rejected the medical community’s conclusion that “there’s nothing more we can do” and pressed forward to find alternative treatment and therapies to continue Michael’s healing and recovery.
This story of determination, perseverance and spirit is what the DeStefano Family brings to the public through The Michael A. DeStefano Foundation. It is a story that will hopefully stimulate others afflicted with TBI.