- What to do when you come face-to-face with adversity
- Traumatic brain injury survivor
- Realize no matter what life throws at you, you can stand tall
Randy Mallory, experienced a traumatic motorcycle accident that changed his life, made him realize he had been given a new chance in life, and reaffirmed for him the importance of family.
A near-death experience while in the hospital made him realize his life had purpose, and as a result, he is now sharing his message so he can help others overcome the adversities in their own lives.
Randy knows because a traumatic motorcycle accident that should have left him dead changed his life forever.
In beating adversity, Randy tells his story of struggles, successes, and how he repeatedly chose to continue on. Beyond telling his personal story, Randy includes inspirational quotes and poems, stories of others who overcame adversity, and challenges to help you overcome your own obstacles.
Adversity may not be easy to beat, but Randy can show you how it’s done and how you can make the decision to live your dreams your own way, no matter what life throws at you.
Randy Mallory a traumatic brain injury survivor.
“I was out on my Harley when I was hit head on.
I cannot remember anything from the accident but was later told by the man that hit me that he thought I was dead as I was not moving at all.
I had suffered a major head injury which in turn had caused a traumatic brain injury.
The doctor put me on induced coma as the brain was swelling at such an alarming rate the only chance I may have was if they cut into the skull to give the brain room to swell but that would be last option, I would be lucky if I made it past 2 days.
They told my family for the first week there was more swelling and it was getting to the point they had to keep me in coma as I would not be able to take the pain of the swelling.
The few times I would come out I found out later I would be yelling at the nurses and got so many of them to the point they were scared to come in my room and help me.
He later told me I had pulled out all the tubes in my chest and blood was going everywhere. The doctor pushed me back down on the bed; my eyes went back in my head and from what the doctor told me later he thought I had just died.
The doctors had me on the induced coma for over 2 weeks when I finally showed some signs of the swelling finally starting to go down. It was not much but they had told my family if it would continue on I would now have a chance to survive.
I really did not know where I was and why. I was 48 years old ridding for over 40 years and never had an accident. I had always been in good shape and took pride in staying fit.
At the time of the accident I was about 185 pounds and when I got home I was around 160 pounds and none of my clothes fit.
I could not stay on top of anything and could not remember anything. It became what I call a living hell.
My mother had to pay my bills as everything just seemed so new to me and having people have to help me drove me to near death. I tried twice to end my life as the depression and just coming to realize life was different now and was just too much for me to take.
I had been so successful in dentistry for over 20 years had worked for one of the largest lab in the country for much of that time as director of sales and worked in every state with some of the best dentist in the country many of which I helped them to prosper in the area of dentistry.
I made a lot of money and had everything I wanted nice car a beautiful Harley.
I was now going to have to accept what happened and try to live my life differently or I was just going to give up. Coming to grips with what had happened was never going to be an easy.
I was seeing a doctor every week that specialized in brain injury and he gave me hope when I had none at all. He told me on one visit as I was fighting depression and anxiety as I could hardly get out of bed.
I told him I have a gym, as I used to work out every day. He said I want you to start doing that again as much as you can and especially when you are fighting those feelings as it will at least for a little while make you think of something else to help get you through those bad times. He was so right I got back into my workouts and it helped but I was still fighting negative feelings every day.
I felt like I was not the man I once was and it put some major hard times on me that I could not come out of for days. I felt useless and like a failure.
There is much more to my story and so many people who are struggling with brain injuries or some sort of adversity. I still to this day have my struggles and but one thing I feel very lucky about is being alive.
The Neuropsychologist told me how I was hit on my frontal lobe 95 percent and might have died on impact.
Beating adversity in my life, career in dentistry and going through what I call hell to stay alive.
Speaking in front of the medical groups and their traumatic brain injury victims, thereby providing an insight for better understooding of the adversity is my goal.
Any group that would like to hear about the experiences that Randy has gone through and that he is still fighting a horrible injury.
Randy wants to give hope to as many people as he can who struggle everyday with adversity in their life. Learning how to heal as well as deal with this is a life changing injury.”
Randy is a strong and powerful man who cares for others. Knowing the strength he has after his life-altering accident and to see the man he is today makes me proud to call him my friend. — Olympic Gold Medalist for Greco-Roman Wrestling
Randy’s tenacity and determination to recover from his accident is a testament to his internal strength and faith.
Randy has a way of drawing people to him. Over the years, I have found that people do business with people they like and can trust, and Randy has both of those qualities. He has had to overcome adversity in life, but Randy will never give up.
Randy is a phenomenal individual. He knows what he wants and he fights hard to get it. After his accident, his strong will to beat the odds and move forward is a testimony to the man he really is.
His going through his accident and coming back even stronger reflect the same qualities that won me over, and that helped him to survive and thrive.
Books by Randy Mallory