Letter: Langley teen now on road to recovery from head injury

James Milne (foreground) suffered a head injury earlier this year, when he had an accident on his skateboard. He wasn’t wearing helmet at the time, a fact that prompted his mother to reach out to other teens with the message that helmets are cool, head injuries, not so much.

James Milne (foreground) suffered a head injury earlier this year, when he had an accident on his skateboard. He wasn’t wearing helmet at the time, a fact that prompted his mother to reach out to other teens with the message that helmets are cool, head injuries, not so much.

Editor: We wanted to send some great news. James was accepted in to the ACE-It BCIT Electrical program and he is very happy, excited and looking forward to beginning the program.

His words: “Mom, it’s a new beginning and I am very lucky.” He is ready to take on the challenge after all he has been through.

James is one truly amazing, inspiring young person and his work ethic and determination will serve him very well as he pursues his goals after high school.

We also wanted to thank you all for the generous support, kindness and concern for James and our family as we worked through this difficult time and continue the journey to the bright future.

We are very lucky as well to live in this community.

LSS, WGSS and the Langley School district truly reflect a community of awesome educators who go above their jobs to help others.

For that, we are forever grateful for what you do every day.

Enjoy your day and know you are amazing for how you affect lives and create opportunities for youth to thrive when given the chance.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas season with your families and loved ones.

Ours will be a great one for sure.

The Milnes (James, Audrey, Graham and James),

Langley

 

Editor’s note: James Milne suffered a head injury in a skateboarding accident more than six months ago. He was not wearing a helmet at the time.

His recovery took many months of rehab, during which his mother, Audrey, reached out to The Times  (‘Wear a helmet,’  love mom, June 24) to urge others to see his mistake as a lesson, and understand that  “helmets are cool and save lives.”