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Now I can ... be the bus boss again

The road to recovery took Audrae Barnes right where he wanted to be. But it was one bumpy ride for the Hattiesburg School District transportation director. 

Complications after brain tumor surgery had left Barnes severely disabled.  When he began therapy at Methodist Rehab Center, “he couldn’t do anything but breathe,” said his wife, Elaine.

Putting his trust in MRC’s seasoned brain injury team, Barnes tried his best to get better. “I wanted to accomplish whatever mission they had for me,” he said.

And his hard work was rewarded. He’s back in his beloved transportation center, happily managing the safe transit of some 3,000 students.

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