Beautiful and adventurous Charmaine had her driver’s license for only twelve days when she was in a horrific car accident and sustained a catastrophic brain injury. She had lost 70% of her left-brain hemisphere and was in a coma for five days.
Her doctors told her parents there was only a 3% chance of survival. They predicted she would be in a vegetative state and that she would never eat, never walk and never talk. When they suggested that her family say goodbye, and turn off life support, her parents refused to give up hope for Charmaine.
Her parents discovered The Listening Program® and Sound Health under the expert and gentle guidance of Tracey Butler. As Charmaine’s body took the necessary time to recover, Sound Health music was used to support her during her initial rehabilitation.
Four months after the accident, Charmaine realized she was blind in her left eye, and her speech therapist concurred with the doctors, believing she would never speak. Charmaine was devastated and cried for her loss.
Six months after the accident, she was finally able to use The Listening Program. By week three, it was as if a light had been turned on. She was giving visitors high-fives, playing games and winning. Her competitive spirit was still alive!
Four months into TLP, Charmaine began talking. Her first word was “Mom.”
This video documents her remarkable journey of recovering from her traumatic brain injury, as she defied the odds of survival, and began walking, talking and eating. Her parents believe this was all possible because of this life-affirming intervention, enabling new neural pathways to develop, through the power of music listening therapy.