His young life changed in an instant and he is now faced with learning how to talk and walk again.
Eight year old Landon Reese suffered a traumatic brain injury while on a camping trip last June with his father and brother. He was near some horses when one spooked and Landon was kicked in the head.
He was in a coma for 8 weeks and when he awoke the intensive therapy began. Through physical, occupational and speech therapy Landon has made great strides. His father Jeff says that he is now able to speak enough to let them know what he needs or wants. He says that it is comical that they have waited so long to hear him speak again that there are times they wish he would be quiet.
The Lima Noon Sertoma Club has named him as their 2013 poster child because of his strength and determination to overcome this tragedy.
May is better speech and hearing month sponsored by the Lima Noon Sertoma Club. The club also presented I-pads to both the St. Rita's and Lima Memorial's Pediatric and Adult Rehab centers. They will be used with children and adults with speech and communication deficits.