He tells his father over and over that he will return to his old school Sept. 12, a day he has set in stone in his mind.
Meeting that goal is unlikely but not impossible. Daniel Sage, 15, already has recovered more quickly than his parents or doctors expected after spending a month in the hospital with a brain injury and a broken collarbone.
Nearly two months after he was struck by a car, he’s attending school in Crawford County near his mother’s home and doesn’t need physical therapy anymore. But some of what used to come naturally — speaking, reading, remembering chores — are taking more time to return.