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Life is very different for those who experience a body trauma and a Traumatic Brain Injury. Not only is it different for that particular person, it is different for their family friends, and colleagues as well.
As all adjust to the varying degrees of this “new normal”, many are also recovering from additional physical injuries or changes that their trauma might have caused. A brain injury changes every facet of your life, there is not one part that is not affected in some way. It can change your memories of the past, your ability to function to your optimal level in the present, and any plans you had for your future.
A Traumatic Brain Injury changes the way you communicate, the way you see and perceive things, the way you process things. it changes the way you look at yourself as an individual. It changes the way you look at others. It changes your relationships, your emotions, and it sometimes is fatal and takes your life.
For those who are SURVIVORS and CAREGIVERS of bodily trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury…..this is for you! Here among these pages, you will not only find my story of Survival and ongoing Rehabilitation, but those of others as well.
Please remember that while we all share similar experiences and symptoms, we are all on our own recovery journey. There are no two trauma’s or Brain Injuries that are the same. There is no right or wrong way to recover. What works for one person may not work for another. Please keep an open mind when reading about their experiences.
We are offering these stories as HOPE, support, and ideally as a source of inspiration. Perhaps you will come across something that will help you or someone you know.
In all of this, whether you are a SURVIVOR or a CAREGIVER, a friend, coworker, family member, or healthcare provider – you are not alone.
You are worth something. Your part in your story is important to be heard. Let us help share your voice.
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