Dustin is a charming, talented 17 year old suffering from a traumatic brain injury resulting from a long boarding accident back in October where he was “hitching” on the bumper of a car, not wearing a helmet and fell. Doctors were forced to remove half of his skull to relieve pressure (it has since been replaced). The docs were skeptical at first that Dustin would even survive but he has proved them wrong at every turn. He awoke from his coma after a week able to speak, remember events and even play his guitar. He has regained his ability to walk with assistance and continues to be treated at Craig Hospital. He has come a long way but still has a long way to go with his recovery.