On May 13, 2012, 22 year-old Sherrin Baggott was in a single-person car accident at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sherrin was diagnosed with a severe traumatic brain injury called diffuse axonal injury. She was in an accident-induced coma for 5 1/2 months until doctors claimed that she had “woken up.” Sherrin is able to understand nearly everything around her but her body is still struggling to recover from her accident. She has been to four separate hospitals (1 medicinal and 3 rehabilitations) during her journey and now 25 years-old, Sherrin has returned home to Ashburn, Virginia in December 2013 and continues to work on her out patient therapy.

As Sherrin’s sister I feel obligated to share her story. Since her accident, I have become Sherrin’s unofficial publicist. I am constantly updating our family and all of Sherrin’s friends on her progress. I publish tons of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts as well in order to keep people in the know.

My biggest hope for Sherrin is to have a normal life one day. I want her to be able to finish school, have a job, fall in love, get married, and have kids. I want her to share her amazing story and be the example of recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury. I want her to be the symbol of hope that other families can look to if they have to endure this horrible experience.

I do not want people to forget my sister’s accident and I especially do not want people to forget my family’s struggle, pain, and life lessons that we have been forced to understand.

I ask you to use the website as a reminder to appreciate the small things in life, hug your loved ones often, and drive safely.  Use my family’s tragedy as a reminder to be thankful for what you do have.

About Me

I am Kaci Baggott,the 23 year-old sister of Sherrin. I graduated from American University in May 2014 with a degree in International Relations and am currently working full-time in Washington, DC. I have wonderful friends and incredibly dedicated parents. I am the only sibling of Sherrin’s and have found it to be my responsibility to share her story. I believe that if I do not share it, no one else will. It is my mission for people to understand what happened to Sherrin, where her progress stands, and to raise awareness on TBIs.

Contact: kacibaggott@gmail.com




3 Responses to About

  1. Christopher L Baggott says:

    You are doing a wonderful job in putting this together. As a TBI survivor, I know the pain, frustration and misunderstanding of TBI. People believe that a TBI is like any other disease or injury. It isn’t. Progress is measured in inches and not feet. Keep this informative chronology going and consider, once Sherrin is home and fully recovered, of publishing this story. People need to know what your father (my brother) had to go through to get adequate medical support. I’m convinced that the constant presence of your, mom, dad, and you at Sherrin’s side has made a significant reason for Sherrin’s progress.

    Your uncle

  2. asdf jkl; says:

    This is definitely a great thing your doing. I’ve been reading and reading and reading on your page for almost an hour now. I hope Sherrin recovers soon too. Last time we talked she didn’t like me but I dont think any of that matters, I’m still praying for her and I have been. Big pat on the back for being the Big Little Sis, she’s lucky to have you!

    I’ll stay anonymous but know you’ve got a fan!

  3. Heather Norman says:

    Kaci, I was honored to meet your big sister and daddy today. He mentioned that she had a web page and it didn’t take me long to find it, I have spent the last 2 hours reading your blog and looking at Sherrins pictures; falling more in love with your family. Your father is so passionate about caring for and advocating for Sherrin – I admire the man that he is! You have so beautifully told your sisters story and I love that she’s so loved. What a blessing to have a family as awesome as yours. Your dad has my contact info, please tell him to reach out to me anytime I can help. I’d even be honored to come hang out with Sherrin so that him and your mom can go on a date sometime. Please let him know….. my offer is genuine.

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