Carissa is an inspiration to me, and I'm so grateful to be one of her teachers! We have so much fun during homebound.
This is a video we created together to help her teachers and friends get to know and meet the new Carissa. Carissa starred in it. I just did the filming and editing. Isn't she remarkable?
Carissa has a traumatic brain injury. The damage was to her brain stem and she only had a 5% chance of living. She was in a coma for two months. I am just so honored to know her.
You can read more about brain stem injury here:
Carissa was met with plenty of love and open arms on her first day back!