Tom Nithyanand wants freedom from those taking his old brain injury to the bank. But those who have the most say in freeing him also lose money if they do.
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“Our son is trapped in this system,” says Anand Sadashivan, Tom’s father. “We feel that many only saw this as an opportunity to take advantage of a family who asked for help. We want to warn others how the system can work against them, as well – so hopefully they can learn from Tom.”
Tom Nithyanand, 21, lives in Farmington Hills, Mich., with his father (Anand), step-mother, and toddler sister.
On June 26, 2010, Tom, then 17, was walking home from a friend’s house when a vicious-looking dog lunged at him from out of nowhere, causing him to run into the street, whereupon he was struck by a car.
For a month, Tom clung to life in a coma at Detroit area medical facilities. When he was discharged in October, he went to Rainbow Rehabilitation in Farmington Hills. He was there three weeks before a doctor determined Tom’s best hope for recovery lie with him living at home with his family.