Matt Faulkner is the co-author of Most Likely to Survive (2013) and the subject of the documentary film, Recovery (2016), both of which detail the events surrounding his near death and unexpected recovery from the severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) he suffered shortly before his high school graduation. Revived from the brink of death and spending nearly two months in a coma, Faulkner beat the odds by walking out of the hospital after 103 days and across the stage at his high school graduation two weeks later. He went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics less than four years after that.
Today, he is happily married to his husband, Kyle and works in Regulatory Compliance for NRG Energy, Inc. Outside of his full-time job, he is a seasoned guest speaker on the topic of TBI rehabilitation, recovery and adaptability to groups of students, nurses and young therapists. Faulkner hopes to use his experience to positively impact the current paradigm of neuro-rehabilitation so that it focuses more on individual patients.
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