This site is here to help take the struggle out of finding resources and information when someone is faced with a Trauma from a Polytrauma or Brain Injury, and the resulting conditions from those injuries (acute or chronic pain, symptoms, experiences, processes, etc) and various treatment options available.

If you can find just one thing here in these pages that you did not know or might be useful, then here at HOPE TBI, our efforts will have been worth everything and made this all worthwhile.  So come on in, explore each tab, link, and written experience.     

You are welcome here.

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Please take the time to make a comment, share your thoughts, and tell us what impacted you the most and what brought you here:


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  1. Sherry, you are so very valuable. What a testament to your character for still being there….even still. What an encampsulation of devotion and immense sacrifice you have given as a caregiver and as his wife I guarantee he is thankful…even if he does not recognize it beyond the pain most times. You must also care for yourself as well though…remember that!
    It sounds like your husband is a walking miracle. You are a miracle too for finding the wherewithall to stick out his recovery with him.
    The dynamics of scientific breakthroughs…..every day Sherry…is enough to give me HOPE in the rrcovery and treatment options for anyone suffering chronic pain, or polytrauma like your husband.
    Dr. Peter Cole at Regions Hospital in Minnesota would be worth talking to if I may be so bold. He will be candid and honest about whether he feels he can do anything to help. He specializes in complex fractures and delayed treatment fractures. He is an artist in the operating room. I went to numerous well educated thoracic, orthopedic, and trauma surgeons who all told me nothing could be done and I would just have to live with the pain and limitations. . I kept hearing it couldn’t be fixed fir me (my scapula). Dr. Cole defied the impossibility thinking and made it possible. Even still, he is astounded at my level of recovery, and I remain grateful and attribute my reduction in pain from that injury….to him. His whole team Sherry is worth meeting.. If nothing else a simple phone consultation with Dr. Cole can let you know what possibilities may exist….even all these years later.
    Working with the VA can be hit or miss. Hopefully you are able to acquire a patient advocate for him there if necessary. I have lived through positive and negative experiences with the VA. You guys are your own best advocates.
    I was employed in EMS as well for a number of years. I have taught BLS and ACLS, proctored EMS classes, and have a deep passion for medicine still. However, am not able to do what I used to do all those years ago. My body just won’t let me.
    Thank you for reaching out….


  2. Kath….thank you for checking out our website. To answer your question, we would be honored to share your son’s story. We welcome all brain injury stories….even yours…. as his mom and how this has affected you on a parent level. Your story may help other parents who have a child (regardless of their childs age). Please consider submitting yours as well. Thank you for reaching out. Never give up HOPE


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