Ohio St. Fan Shows Recovery From Brain Injury, Remembers He Hates Michigan

When Zach Lawrence returned from Europe in April, he was nonresponsive from a traumatic brain injury and very ill, still dealing with the aftermath of injuries he suffered during a March car accident in the Republic of Georgia.

But some loyalties can trump even the most devastating of injuries.

While recuperating at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Center at Ohio State University, the Dublin resident was given one button to push for “yes” and another to push for “no.”

“Do you like Michigan?” he was asked.

Lawrence immediately pushed the “no” button. And then — just to make sure everyone had heard him the first time — he pushed it again.

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“He always makes a face when we mention Michigan,” said his wife, Meghan. “We’re pretty sure he’s in there.”


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