15-year-old teenager Torianto “Junior” Brinson comes alive after being pronounced dead with the prayers of his mother in Texas had her prayers. It shows that miracle do happen if people genuinely pray to God. It is an inspiring story about a mother’s love as a mother can never give up on her child.
Brinson was a star student at his high school in Missouri City, Texas. There was a consensus among all teachers and students that Junior had a very bright future ahead of him as he was getting solid grades, excelling in sports and active in band.As he was embarking on his good fate, he suddenly met with an unfortunate accident. He was thrown out of the car, as the car crashed and the accidentvwas so horrific that the car got completely totaled. Mother of Junior, La’Kisha recalls, “One minute after it happened, my daughter called me and said in a hysterical tone, ‘Mom, you need to get here now.’ So, they were literally around the corner from the house. So, we drove on the street. Had to get out of the car, run, and saw him lying there.”
She says that four medics working on her son and he was then transported to Texas Medical Center by Life Flight where the doctors pronounced him to be dead. Junior’s mother said, “ I remember asking them, ‘You’re just going to let my baby just sit here?’ and they were like, ‘There’s nothing they can do.” She was still positive and had faith in God. She bent over her son’s body and asked her family to pray. She prayed so hard they it worked.Emotionally recounting that moment La’kisha said, “I was holding his hand and I prayed and told him, ‘Junior, I need you! a minute later, I saw his hand move.” That hand stimulation of the kid became the base for his treatment and recovery.
He was immediately rushed into emergency surgery for his traumatic brain injury. While first few months of his recovery were extremely hard, as the teen was in a semi coma at Memorial Hermann. But gradually he had made progress for him to be shifted to TIRR Memorial Hermann.
The medics at the TIRR Memorial Hermann monitored the stimulation Junior responded best including the amount of sound and noise and light and other things to give him the best opportunity for successful recovery.
As for the recovered Junior Brinson, recalls he made varsity in his freshman year. “I want to play for the Houston Rockets,” he remarked.
It was a firm belief of the mother that his son would be able to walk and talk again and do all activities again that he used to do. He is able to play basketball again. He lost one year of school but still can graduate.
The doctors at TIRR Memorial Hermann guided teen’s family on how to help him progress at home.
His mother said, “We taught him how to brush his teeth, how to take a bath, how to eat, “I’m a teacher, so I began to teach him fourth grade work, teach him how to comprehend what he reads again and comprehend math.” His recovery is the result of the relentless hard work of the medics at the TIRR Memorial Hermann and his loving family.