Logan Schaefer Returns to TIRR One Year After Accident

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

It's a day that many at the TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston had been waiting for.

Former patient and College Station resident Logan Schaefer returned to the hospital he spent 28 days rehabilitating from a traumatic brain injury.

"It's unbelievable to come back and see everybody. It's just cool their reaction to seeing me too. It's just awesome. They all tell me that it's making their day but it's really just making my day," said Logan.

Nurses, therapists, and doctors all welcomed Logan back with teary eyes and open arms.

"It made my day. He absolutely made my day," said Logan's nurse Candice Webber.

"For the nursing staff and the therapists to be able to see how well somebody does after they have left TIRR is just incredible. It makes you feel like you're doing the right thing," said Logan's doctor, Dr. Cindy Ivanhoe.

"I love my job and Logan makes me love my job even more," said Webber.

While giving his former medical staff updates about his life, Logan couldn't help but think about the journey he endured at TIRR.

"You feel how your life was changed here. How everything is different because of this place and how wonderful this place is," said Logan.

And now Logan will always have a place a TIRR. His picture is the newest edition to the many success stories that have come out of the hospital.

"That's probably the most unbelievable part. It's really crazy how God has used to me to bless so many people and be an inspiration to others. I hope I am, I hope I give people hope. To say there's always a way you can do things and never give up and fight till the end," said Logan.

"It rejuvenates us. It gives me the strength to keep pushing and that's what rehab is all about," said Webber.

And Logan's medical team did have one final request for Logan, they wanted him to play the guitar, something he had to re-learn after his accident.

"This is why we do what we do. So when we see Logan, it's overwhelming joy," said Webber.

An overwhelming joy for family, friends, and everyone who had a part in Logan's return to a normal life.


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