On June 3, 2015, Matt was parked on the shoulder of the road to attend to another trucker, when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Miraculously, Matt’s only major physical injury was a crushed eye socket.
Unseen injuries, however, were another matter entirely.
The impact of the vehicle resulted in a severe brain injury that left Matt in a coma. Upon waking he found himself confused, disoriented, and without a memory of the accident or his life for the last several years.
“When I first met Matt, he did not believe he was in an accident,” says Amber Lowery, Social Worker for Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation. “He was extremely confused. He couldn’t remember facts about his life, like how many children he had or their names.”