Residents of Belding are coming together to send cards to Chad Mason, who was injured in an accident at work last year.
BELDING — Residents of Belding are coming together to send cards to Chad Mason, who was injured in an accident at work last year.
The 28-year-old was working for Steadfast Construction when he fell 14 feet and was taken to the hospital.
“On Sept. 20, I was at work and received a phone call from his work stating that Chad had got hurt at work, which that is very common, because he has lots of stitches and broken bones and they said he will probably be Aeromeded out and I’m just like ‘Oh my God,'” Mason’s mom, Kelly Denton said.
Denton said it was a long fall and Mason had no broken bones, “not even a scratch, it was all bleeding on the brain.” Now Mason is recovering from the traumatic brain injury he sustained that day.
Before the accident, Mason was very active. He loves the outdoors, NASCAR, dirt track racing and had even purchased a race car and was supposed to start racing, according to his mom. After the accident, he was in a coma for nearly four months. Denton said just as they were taking him to Chicago in March, he started to open his eyes.
“He is doing very well. He is starting to talk some, he can shake his head yes and no mostly. He does thumbs up for yes and he’s starting to walk with assistance,” Denton said. “Now he’s eating three meals a day and he knows everybody and seems to know what is going on. He’s doing very well, way more than we expected.”
Since Mason is starting to recover, Tracy Zahm, has put a call…
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