Exam success for teen who overcame brain injury

Ross Nesbitt was given a 1% chance of full recovery after a skiing accident.

He is now celebrating his achievement of seven A grades and a B in his National 5 exams (Scottish Curriculum). The 16-year-old was training with Glasgow ski racing team in Austria in December 2016 when he crashed and hit his head on a fence post, leaving him in a coma. He spent a month in hospital in Innsbruck and a further six-and-a-half weeks in Scottish hospitals. He had to learn how to walk, talk and eat again. Ross made a phased return to school in May 2017 and initially attended for a couple of days a week and also had extra tutoring with teachers to help him catch up. Read the full story here.  Tips on returning to school following a brain injury. Click here to read about Chas who also sustained a brain injury from a skiing accident, aged 11.
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