Sometimes, things are up to a higher power. A 21-year-old student was in an accident last year when he was walking with classmates on the side of the road, and a driver under the influence hit both him and a fellow classmate. He was in the hospital for weeks in a coma and his outcome didn't look good.
According to Fox 5:
"They said he probably won't make a meaningful recovery and will likely be a vegetable the rest of his life," Tina Burton, Cole's mom said. "They said we can withdraw services if we choose."
"We decided if God wants to take him, God will take him, but that wasn't our decision to make," Tina said.
Since then, every day has been one filled with learning.
Cole credits his family and his care at Shepherd Center with his recovery and he encourages all traumatic brain injury survivors to never give up.