Coming Friday, the season of gratitude continues with two more stories of local residents giving thanks. Here's a preview of one of them:
HUBBARD Second Lt. Aaron Globeck had been planning to go to officer training when a motorcycle accident on Belmont Avenue interrupted his plans in July 2012.
"He suffered a TBI, traumatic brain injury," said his mother Brenda Newlin-Globeck, "He did have all his gear on, he had a helmet on and everything."
Aaron, now 23, also fractured his skull, broke his left humerus and was in a coma for two months. Brenda herself a critical care nurse at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center said that had it not been for the new protective gear Aaron was wearing, the accident would have been much worse.
He was first taken to the intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Health Center and then to the Specialty Select area of the hospital and next to Briarfield at Ashley Circle and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital all over the six months after the crash as the recovery process began.
Everywhere he went, Brenda said, he was treated like family by the medical staff. It is something that brings tears of gratefulness to her eyes. His Army buddies stick by him, and friends and family have shown up strong, she said.
Her Giving Thanks letter submitted to the Tribune Chronicle read: "Thank you, God and angels of St. E's, Ashley of Briarfield, Hillside, family, friends, and everyone who has helped us in Aaron's recovery back to life. 2nd Lt. Aaron Globeck and family"
Read the full story and other notes of gratitude in the Friday Tribune Chronicle.