Moving on With Life: Local Boy Continues ‘Amazing’ Recovery After Brain Injury


(Shelby County Reporter) – Brayden “BB” Butler and his family will never forget the afternoon of Oct. 18, 2014. On the final lap of an afternoon motocross practice, Butler, who was 8 years old at the time, went down on a jump, crashing and falling on his helmet-clad head.

The hours immediately following the crash are a blur for Butler, but his parents remember every excruciating moment they waited to find out whether their son would survive, and if so, how the rest of his life might look. Christie Butler, BB’s mother, had left the track minutes before the crash, but his father, Sean, saw everything, from the moment of impact to his son lying on the track, unconscious and gripped by seizures. CONTINUE