A lot of people give Gary Busey flack for his erratic behavoir, and we aren't innocent from pointing it out too. But we're beginning to realize he isn't just some weirdo on television making a scene.
He's actually a very decent person, and recently he has given back to The Center For Head Injury Services, which helped save his life back in 1988 from a near-fatal motorcycle accident:
"On December 4, 1988, I received a traumatic brain injury when I was thrown off my motorcycle into a curb head first, without a helmet. I landed at the feet of a police officer who radioed for paramedics who were a block away on a lunch break. The paramedics reacted instantly and took me to Cedars-Sinai Hospital where I had brain surgery under Dr. Lauren Hooten. The doctor told me that if I had been three minutes later, I would have been dead. No chance for survival.
"Because of a traumatic brain injury alliance, I was able to give $40,000 to The Center For Head Injury Services, the group of people who kept me alive with their services in recovery from surgery and out-patient care afterward. To be able to give back to The Center For Head Injury Services is an honor, blessing, and a miracle all at the same time."
It took Gary five weeks to regain consciousness.
Honestly, the fact that he has recovered and has been able to lead a normal (if not somewhat odd) life is astounding. He deserves some credit for his strength, while The Center For Head Injury Services deserves credit for the help that they gave.
He should be seen as an inspiration through his survival to those coping with similar injuries, that's for sure!
Gary, donating that was simply wonderful of you!
[Image via WENN.]
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