Let’s all wish Tzakary Rainsberg a happy homecoming day.
Tzak, 16, of Dellroy is going home after a 2-week hospitalization and he is going home breathing on his own.
Having his tracheostomy tube removed was yet another big milestone for Tzak, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he, his older sister, Abigail, and a friend were involved in serious car accident on June 13 on State Route 39 between Carrollton and Dellroy.
It was a Tuesday afternoon and the teens were heading out to grab dinner and rent video games when a truck traveled left of center and hit them head on, said Tzak’s mom, Tisha.
Tzak spent 5 months at Akron Children’s, including 32 days in a medically-induced coma, and became an inspiration for doctors, surgeons, nurses and therapists throughout the hospital.
Meanwhile back home, fundraisers, donations and community support made the Rainsberg family know they were surrounded by love and embraced in prayer. The hashtag #rainsbergstrong could be spotted on t-shirts, bracelets and social media as classmates and friends followed Tzak’s progress.
The next step for Tzak will be entering Akron Children’s Day Rehab program. But, hopefully, Tzak can just enjoy being home, getting lots of love from his parents and 3 older sisters and indulging in his passion for Star Wars. The Rainsbergs will be counting the days for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” to be released on DVD for Tzak’s home viewing.
“We have so much appreciation for our friends and community and everyone at Akron Children’s,” said Tisha.
And, hopefully, she added, being home while also starting Day Rehab (which includes physical, occupational and speech therapy) will give Tzak the foundation to thrive in the next phase of his recovery.