Veteran John Malkin Talks About His Injury - Failing to Remember Going Forward
John Malkin served with the Navy Seabees. He was born in Neubrucke, Germany as his father was a member of the US Army and his mother worked for NATO as a translator during the Cold War.
During his term in the service, John was severely injured, receiving multiple concussions. Following his accident, he spent seven days in intensive care. An injury to his right frontal lobe caused amnesia, depression and sleep disorders. Owing to his concussion injury, John sometimes forgets what he did the previous day, or where he parked his car. He has learned to live and sometimes laugh about his memory lapses. John learned after his injury was that there are no real recovery systems available for individuals with severe concussions. But, with the help of some good friends, neighbors and his mentor, he is working hard to recover. Through diet and exercise, he is taking control of his life again.