Chad Burton shows Sikeston students where his head was injured in a car accident when he was in high school at a Tuesday morning assembly at the Sikeston Field House. Burton was one of the speakers with ThinkFirst Missouri, an education and advocacy group dedicated to preventing traumatic injuries and promoting vehicular safety. Burton told of his personal experience of being in an accident. Not wearing a seat belt, Burton was in a coma for five weeks and spent almost a year in rehab learning how to walk again. He returned to school in a wheelchair while wearing a bicycle helmet after doctors were forced to remove a part of his skull and he lives with partial paralysis on the left side of his body. (David Jenkins photo)
ThinkFirst Missouri, an education and advocacy group dedicated to preventing traumatic injuries and promoting vehicular safety spoke to Sikeston students on Tuesday.