The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 08, 1987, Image 7

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Wednesday, April 8, 1987/The Battalion/Page 7 'arped by Scott McCullar THIS IS 1/JCRE.DIBLE, AWFUL, ItlSGUSTING! THIS is THE ENP Iop another semester and the IfFRI fiERAfOR STILL HAS NEVER BEEN CLEANED OUT!! I IT'S TERRIBLE in there, guts! HAVE TOO EVER REALLY LOOKED IN HERE AT ALL THIS CRAP?? OLD, BROWN MAYONNAISE, SOLID MOLD HOT DOGS, IS THIS BRIGHT YELLOW THING THE LETTUCE? WHAT'S THIS 816 THING IN THE BACA IN ALU/AIA/UfA FOIL? NO TELLING WHAT THIS IS, OR HOW LONG IT'S BEEN IN HERE. IT DOESN'T EVEN LOOK LIKE 1 FOOD OR.. GOOD GOD, I THINK IT’S SOMETHING COMPLETELY... mmrMmm by Kevin Thomas R 1 Q/i ■ ' ,0U 5URE / BABY EM IS 3 I /Q ■ LIKE EMILY/ 50 CUTE! a lew oneotilw aler W : - 5HE'5 CUTE WHEN SHE EATS... you WET ON MY PANTS YOU LITTLE <5)#K£7/ ( 25^1- toaevT ■ Rehabilitation community retrains head injury victims Homelike environment helps injured learn o live independently, recover functions West )N SAN MARCOS (AP) — Amy Zi- telske can barely remember the April day in 1978 when a head-on [collision on a rural Michigan road changed her life. She was a high-school student, 17, planning to go to college, but instead |spent several years in a hospital, and ihen at home, trying to regain her [strength and the motor functions she lost when her head was injured. Today, Zitelske is at the Tangram Rehabilitation Network, a rehabilita tion community where people with head injuries are retrained in a homelike environment. “I’ve had a rough life ever since my accident, but I’m learning how to take care of myself,” says Zitelske, now 26, who came to the center in November 1983 and plans to go to nursing school someday. Several hundred people with head injuries have passed through the doors of Tangram since it was opened by Dr. Stanley Seaton in 1978. Since then, it has grown to seven programs at four facilities that chal lenge people injured in accidents to take on more responsibility in ma naging their lives independently. David Seaton, the administrator of the center founded by his father, said Tangram was the first center of its kind to treat people with head in juries. Before Tangram, most people with head injuries were sent home from the hospital, but did not pro gress because relatives often were unable to stimulate their recovery, Seaton said. He said the center’s 100 staff members work hard to get those people to learn to fend for them selves. “We’re not a hospital, and it’s very important that we keep that in mind when we treat our clients, Seaton said. “It’s great to be a pioneer. It’s “The majority of the peo ple (with head injuries) will need help for the rest of their lives to some de gree. ” — David Seaton, adminis trator of the Tangram Re habilitation Network m&i^usrmassmm exciting to be on the forefront of what is going on. There are no boundaries.” This year, about 90 people will be involved in the programs at Tan gram. Some will progress enough to live independently, hut most will stay, Seaton said. “You don’t overcome a head in jury,” he said. “You learn to com pensate for it. “The majority of the people will need help for the rest of their lives, to some degree.” Most of the people being treated at Tangram suffered brain injuries in car accidents and have to relearn to walk or talk, Seaton said. They are divided into different programs based on their needs. They live together and are responsi ble for certain jobs in the home. They also are required to keep a daily journal about each day’s activ ities. Their progress is discussed every two weeks with some of the 100 staff members, who include physical ther apists, speech pathologists, horticul turists and nurses. Clients grow some of the vegeta bles used in the center’s kitchens and also run a greenhouse-nursery as a business. Seaton said the treatment pro gram costs about $65,000 per year, and that most of his clients’ expenses are paid by insurance companies, or through workmen’s compensation or lawsuit settlements. Seaton said his staff members — some of whom were clients — are at the heart of the recuperation proc ess. “They are energetic, enthusiastic and they care for people,” he said. “We pick people for their plersonal- ity, rather than their background. “There’s a lot of satisfaction work ing with the clients, especially when you watch someone new go through the system. The majority of the staff can see a whole lot of themselves in those clients.” Patti Thomas, director of the camping program, said the people who come to Tangram work hard, despite knowing their lives will never be the same. “Most people, when they come here, have a low self-esteem,” Thomas said. “The first thing they have to learn to do is to begin feeling better about themselves. “They’re going to have trouble leading the lifestyle they had before they had a head injury. After work ing with these clients for four years, I have tremendous respect for the courage that they have.” Campus Specials, 16 oz NRB $1.99 6-PACK good thru 4-28 Nestle; Crunch Eskimo Pies 29* regularly 450 good thru 4-30 FOOD MARTS I convenience 1 card 1 Offers good at participating stores. College Station: 3129 Texas Ave. So; 603 Harvey Rd. 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