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Teenager's injury a cautionary tale

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:38pm

Hal and Alison Drew have a message for teens: You're not invincible.

For more than a week, the Drews have been keeping a vigil at their 18-year-old son's bed in Scripps Mercy Hospital's intensive-care unit. Good news came Monday for the La Mesa couple when Jake woke up from the medically induced coma he's been in since Feb. 11.

Jake's prognosis is good, but he has a long recovery ahead, his mother said. Doctors had to remove part of his skull to relieve swelling in his brain. He's breathing with the help of a ventilator. Full Story
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