Biking Helps Soldier With TBI

A Colorado soldier is staying active through the help of a local foundation after returning home with a brain injury.

Brady Fowler has experienced loss of hearing, seizures and a brain aneurysm after a rocket-assisted mortar hit him in Iraq in 2008. Fortunately, Fowler made it home to his family, and will be retiring soon from the army after almost 20 years of service.

Fowler is in the Warriors in Transition unit at Fort Carson, and has recently been given help by the Thanks Troops Foundation in Colorado Springs to purchase a recumbent bicycle. The executive director of the foundation, Cindy Brandt, said, “Bicycles seem to help with lots of injuries. The recumbent bike helps with stability.”

Fowler is getting a lot of use out of the bike, racking up close to 100 miles a day on trails near his home and around Fort Carson. He got the bike at the recommendation of Operation TBI Freedom, an organization that helps veterans with traumatic brain injuries. “I was sitting at home going crazy,” Fowler said. Now he has a healthy outlet for his energy.

Traumatic brain injuries can permanently alter your life. Have you experienced such an injury due to someone else’s negligence? If you would like to know what legal options are available to you, contact our Denver injury attorneys.

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