ERIC Number: EJ899967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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"Don't Give Up, Ever"
Adults Learning, v21 n9 p18-19 May 2010
Zara Roberts was 18 and planning a career in teaching when a horrendous car crash left her in a coma, with severe injuries to her brain and body. Doctors rated her chance of survival at five percent. Yet, just six years later, she is well on the way to becoming a support worker for special needs children, and, this month, is being recognised for her remarkable achievements as a learner. This article presents an account of what Roberts has gone through after the accident and how her story inspired other students to succeed.
Descriptors: Accidents, Foreign Countries, Head Injuries, Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Special Education, Speech Impairments, Profiles, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom