Reginald “Polo” Burwell, the leader of go-go band TCB, suffered a severe brain hemorrhage two years ago that left him with limited use of his body. Now, he is at a treatment facility within a 10-minute drive of his parents’ home.
April 15, 2012 After church on Sunday, Clara Shields spends at least a couple of hours with her son Reginald "Polo" Burwell, who has been in a coma for two years and is under care at a treatment facility in Hyattsville. Here, she sings gospel songs to him and helps him raise his hands. Burwell suffered a severe brain hemorrhage two years ago while performing during a go-go concert with his band, TCB. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Buy Photo