Taylor has been attending CNS full-time for about 3 weeks now, and it’s going very well. She likes that she has days that are full, because she is still someone who likes to stay busy. Her original plan was to go back to MIT in January 2015, which would be just short of 1 year since her accident. However, she probably won’t be ready to go back by then because she and I are both discovering that neurological recovery is a very slow and long process. Although she continues to make improvements, she will most likely not be back to independent living by January of 2015. Her new plan is to go back in September 2015, probably part-time for 2 semesters, and then finish full-time for her last 2 years. This, she calculates, will put her 2 years behind her original class (2016). The amazing thing is, she came up with this plan all by herself. She understands her limitations in a very mature way, but is still driven to go back to school. We had our first family meeting at CNS last week, and all the therapists said that Taylor is the perfect patient. She is pleasant to be around, does everything they ask, and is completely motivated. Taylor still continues to amaze me with her upbeat attitude and determination, despite what she has been handed.