2017 Goodwill Graduate of the Year, Klamath County

“Doctors told my parents I’d never wake up…” – DON

I am the Story Behind the StoreRebuilding a life after an injury

Waking up from a two-and-a-half month long coma, Don McCall surprised everyone by his recovery following a traumatic brain injury. A car crash at the age of 18 left him with several challenges moving forward. He battles short-term memory issues where he struggles to recall day-to-day tasks.

Don has a willingness to work and an infectious personality. Goodwill connected him with a great-fit opportunity at Wendy’s in Klamath Falls, where a job coach accompanies him only to help remember his daily tasks.

“He comes to work every day, does his job and he does it well. Everybody just loves him,” said Wendy’s Manager, Jenifer Rudolph.

Don is also a regular speaker for the Klamath County District Attorney’s office, sharing his life story since his accident to the people participating in the DUI task force programs.

The Story Behind The Store