Timmy Turner, famous for film `Second Thoughts,' is expected to recover from life-threatening staph infection. He's a survivor. After nearly two weeks in a coma, one of Huntington Beach's greatest surfers is expected to recover from a life-threatening staph infection.
Timmy Turner, the 23-year-old Huntington Beach High graduate who redefined the genre of "feral surfing," is making a slow recovery after two intensive brain surgeries this week. Just out of an induced coma, Turner went under the knife for a second time Monday after doctors removed a small piece of his skull to allow his brain to partially swell without damage, his wife Jessica Turner said.
His regaining of consciousness has paved the way for a likely recovery, she said, although it remains unclear if he'll be able to surf again.