Nearly four months since Michaella Tastad was involved in an early morning car accident that left her in a coma for over a week, her condition continues to improve despite the severity of her injuries.
In the early morning hours of November 25th, Tastad and a companion ventured out for a Black Friday shopping trip at the Roseville Galleria. Afterwards, as they drove on Highway 80 towards Urijah Faber’s home, Tastad’s friend swerved to avoid an accident, only to crash into another car. Tastad suffered a traumatic brain injury, a collapsed lung, and a fractured tailbone in the wreck.
After three brain surgeries and a myriad of other treatments, Tastad is steadily traveling down the path of recovery. Her doctor says that in only a few months, she’s made a year’s worth of progress. Her short-term memory still fails her at times, but that is common with the 5 million other Americans dealing with traumatic brain injuries.
For more information about Tastad’s story, read this article in today’s Sacramento Bee.