NEW STORIES – Matters of the Heart

share

I am a Survivor trying to bring inspiration and awareness about Polytrauma and TBI to others.

33 Months ago, our Website Page for YOUR STORIES went LIVE.  Since then, we have met some amazing folks and had the opportunity to share their stories, experiences, and soulful expressions with all of you out there.

If you have not submitted your own story.  You can do that by starting HERE.

Survivors, Caregivers, Providers; Parents, family, or friends – share your story to be published on this site today.  We are glad to help you in any way we are capable.

We have recently finished Stories for various folks that we would like to share with you.  Take a look, read some, leave a comment at the bottom of their story if you choose, and pass the link on.

Let’s bring Global Awareness to Polytrauma and TBI
NEW SUBMISSIONS:        Murray Dunlap – Survivor
                                             Bobby Porter – Caregiver
                                        Jason Stockman – Survivor
                                             Tiffany McCullock – Survivor

4 thoughts on “NEW STORIES – Matters of the Heart

    • Thank you. It is so important for a person to feel heard, understood, and be able to relate to others. Hopefully having their stories told, helps them feel less isolated and helps those reading them.

      Like

      • I just Stumbled upon your group, I wish groups like this were available to me and to my family after my injury. 2006 I crashed dirt biking in the mountains. A tree jumped out in front of me and hit my head. My brain being tossed around inside my skull, Luckily my helmet to the brunt of the hit. Knocked unconscious, I was helivaced to closest hospital. This turned into a pain in the neck for my wife at the time and parents, I’m in a ER four hours away. I broke my neck C2, 33 days later I woke up, my head is in a Halo and where am I?? Eventually after I learned to swallow again one of many things I had to learn all over again. I left in a wheelchair and was told I’d never walk again.. I didn’t understand much at the time but I knew I would run again, I’ll prove anyone that says I can’t, I will.. I had two and some days three different therapists M-F working with me to regain who I was. The 33 days in coma , my family couldn’t get answers, TBI is different on each person so they didn’t know how I’d turn out. Groups like yours sure would have helped. It took four months for me to stand and take my first few steps. By six months I was in gym on treadmill. Over the next year I was in gym 3-4 hours a day, Mind games Soduko was my favorite. To anyone who reads this., Puzzles , Any game that you can put in front of a loved one, do it.. An easy game, getting frustrated will happen regardless but the easier the better. I will blow past all the ins and outs of the deficiencies that I had to overcome, sleep, anger, depression, impulsive, compulsive behaviors. Many birthdays have past, looking at me , You would never know. I can slur my speech especially if I need sleep, other than that and mild short-term loss I’m ok..Again I don’t know who will read but I hope and encourage the families of the one who’s life is changing right now.. Breath “ the person you knew yesterday, today he’s changed. For the good or bad he/she needs to know your there. Buckle up it’s going to be a bumpy ride , together many things are possible..God bless all the Survivors and their families.
        Darren W.

        Like

        • Darren, what a powerful testimonial. Thank you for sharing your experience. It is great to hear from survivors and from their perspective of their recovery process.

          Thank you for sharing the “possibilities”.

          I am glad you found us and am proud of you for fighting for your life and believing in yourself.

          Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.