Ty is very proud of his father's accomplishments as a U.S. Army sargeant, but when a brain injury and partial paralysis send his father home from Afghanistan in a wheelchair, Ty finds it hard to balance schoolwork, basketball, a girlfriend, and friends with the time and effort required to care for him.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Military families; Physical disability; Neurological disorder; father in the military; wheelchair user; paralysis; brain injury
mother and father
Afghanistan; war; high school; basketball; support group; caretaker; abandoned by mother; veterans
Jones, Patrick and Chartier, Brent, "Collateral Damage" (2015). Diverse Families. 1973.