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This Mom Is Speaking Out About Why Your Kid Should NEVER Ride a Bike Without a Helmet
A Florida mom's of the head injuries her 10-year-old son sustained while riding his bike, along with her urgent warning, are going viral.
Tiffany Rivera's son Jaden fell off his bike late last month, getting a few scrapes and bruises in the process. "When he was asked if anything else hurt, his only complaints were his elbow and knee," Tiffany wrote. "He showed no signs of trauma and continued about his day."
But two days later, Jaden woke up complaining of a headache. Tiffany noticed swelling around his right temple, so she rushed him to the hospital. A CT scan revealed traumatic brain injury: a fracture on the right temporal region of Jaden's skull and a buildup of blood underneath his skull. Doctors said he would need emergency surgery immediately, and even then, he had a 50 percent chance of survival.
Over the next two-and-a-half hours, surgeons performed a craniotomy to remove the blood buildup (epidural hematoma) from Jaden's brain. He received a wire mesh cranioplasty over his skull and 32 staples in his head , according to Tiffany.
Today, Jaden, who recently celebrated his 11th birthday, shows no signs of disability and has minimal permanent damage to his skull. Tiffany is simply thankful he's alive. "We were told by the surgeon that it was a miracle he survived," she wrote. "[In all of the] other cases, the kids never came out of surgery."
The young mom hopes that by sharing her son's story she'll raise awareness around the crucial need — for childrenandadults alike—to wear proper bike-safety equipment when riding.
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