Editor’s note: Lindsay Corley is an assignment editor for CNN.
CNN Associate Producer Lindsay Corley talks with Don Lemon about recovering from a serious brain concussion.
(CNN) — Imagine waking up one morning to find you can’t remember the most simple of tasks — things like brushing your teeth, combing your hair or even feeding the dog are suddenly major obstacles.
For a year, this has been my life. I have been in recovery from a significant concussion. I am not in the NFL nor do I play contact sports. I am 28, and on February 19, 2012, I happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A Kentucky state trooper later said it was the fastest snowstorm she had ever seen hit the area as whiteout conditions from a freak blizzard rendered roads treacherous within minutes.
I was traveling on a highway in the Blue Ridge Mountains when my car hit a patch of black ice, skidded across three lanes of traffic and crashed into a median. I walked away from the accident thankful — thinking I was fine. But a week later, the real injuries crept in.