Alex Balluff and his mother, Debbie, shared their story of his traumatic brain injury caused by a impaired driver Tuesday morning at the Northern Minnesota Safety Conference. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
‘I lost my old identity’; Drunk-driving victim shares his story at conference
BEMIDJI — Sometimes, as she thinks back to the drunk-driving accident that nearly killed her then-18-year-old son, Debbie Balluff admits to sometimes feeling pissed off.
Now 22, Alex, who now has no short-term memory and requires 24-hour care, said his word choice would be a bit stronger
“My life is forever changed,” he said. “I’m no longer who I once was.”
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