Our Newest HOPEster – Laura, Survivor

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This is what an invisible injury looks like.

The term “traumatic brain injury” wasn’t something I ever thought too much about pre-accident. It was something that happened to people in stories in the news, it was something that happened to people in the movies. It never occurred that it was something that could happen to me. And then it did. ----

Caregiver Story Prompt

Hello there. Thank you for your interest and considering our site www.hopetbi.com to share your story. I would be honored to tell your story as you wish to share it. We are glad to correct spelling so don’t worry about that.

I want you to be able to tell your story your way. Some things to include in your story that people often have questions about, are listed in the questions below….

Please feel free to add more than the questions listed. This is just a helpful starting point for a Caregiver story:

  1. What happened to cause you to become a Caregiver for Polytrauma or TBI?

  2. What injuries did they sustain?

  3. When did this occur (Date or Season and Year, or)

  4. How old were you when you became a Caregiver?

  5. How old is the person who acquired the TBI or Trauma? How many concussions or TBI’s have they had? How old are they now?

  6. How Long was their recovery? If still recovering what are you involved in helping them with, regarding care?

  7. Can you identify what your biggest struggles are or have been over the weeks/months/years as a Caregiver?

  8. What things do you do for self-care (to cope, take breaks, stay refreshed)?

  9. Were you financially prepared to take on being a Caregiver?

  10. Did you have any special training for the injuries of the person you are/were a Caregiver for?

  11. How has being a Caregiver affected your physical and mental health?

  12. Have you had the social support and resources you needed to provide the care needed?

  13. How has being a Caregiver impacted your relationship with that person since their injuries?

  14. Where do you go to connect to other Caregivers like yourself?

  15. What are some of your hope and fears regarding this whole journey as a Caregiver?

  16. Where do you live now (State, Country)?

  17. What do you want other people to know about your experiences?

  18. Why did you choose to tell your story?

  19. What name do you want represented online (first and last please)

  20. Do you have any pictures you want to submit of the before, during, or after? (accident, hospital stay, incident, etc?)

Ways to submit your story:

  • Writing it and submitting a saved PDF version of your story,
  • Emailing your story to hopetbi4ever@gmail.com.
  • Videotaping yourself telling your story and then we can type it up; or submitting a voice recording telling your story; and please consider submitting pictures to validate your story and make it more personal to others

Who can submit a story? Survivor, Healthcare Provider, Caregiver, Family relative, friend, etc.

Can a story be submitted for someone who has died? Yes, if their story involved sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury or bodily trauma, and their death was a result of bodily trauma and or Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury. Please message if you have any questions. You can be the voice of their story if you knew them personally.

Also for you to know…I am not representing any business and there is no compensation for sharing your story. I am a Survivor and saw a need I wanted to help with as much as possible. We post stories on our site to give people a voice to tell their story and a place where others can read it.

E-publish simply means (for our purposes) to post on our site.

Your Stories – Is Now Live

Survivors, Caregivers, Providers –

If you want your story shared/published on this site, let me know. I am a Survivor trying to bring inspiration and awareness about TBI to others.

 

Your Stories

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If submitting a story, please send it to hopetbi4ever@gmail.com along with any pictures you want to have included. In the subject line of email, please put what your status is (survivor, provider, caregiver, spouse, etc)
 
 
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