Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Pediatric Survivor Stories

Many of the TSN members have shared their experiences about life after injury and the road to recovery. A selection of these stories is listed below. Reading other’s stories can help you connect to others and not feel alone in your recovery. You may also discover some ideas that may be helpful to you. You may wish to read several stories to get a number of perspectives on injury and recovery.

After joining the TSN you can share your own story with others. Writing about your experiences can help both you and others. You can benefit by taking time to reflect on your injury, how you have coped and where you are on the road to recovery. Other folks can benefit by realizing they are not alone in their recovery. If you are already a TSN member, click here to share your story in the community forum. If you have not registered (it’s free), please register now and then you can share your story.

zack's story

I was three weeks away from my fifth birthday when I was involved in a car accident on the way to church... Read more


I was fifteen, a creative mind, it was 23 Oct 2003, the day that completely changed my life. I was electrocuted with a high tension power transmission line... Read more


On August 31st 2002, at the age of 15, I was in a pretty serious car accident. As a previously healthy teenager, my world was flipped upside down... Read More


My name is Austin and I was involved in a single car accident my senior year of high school on September 1st, 2014.  I was on my way to work after a normal day of hanging out with my family on Labor Day... Read More


The bell rang at 3:00 p.m., signifying the end of another day in my life. I was a high-school senior, the captain of the track team, and had to hurry and change for practice… Read More


My son, Tyler was at his uncle’s house for a family gathering in February of 2011 when he decided to make a quick trip home for some extra video game controllers... Read more