Do you watch the show Survivor? It is a popular reality television game show in which contestants face endurance tasks that challenge their reality and survival. Through my eyes, every person who suffers a brain injury is a survivor. Every single day they face inconceivable challenges testing their endurance, strength, problem solving, and/or willpower. Their flight is real and does not end like a reality show. They are the real survivors!
This section “Personal Stories” is dedicated to all these wonderful individuals I meet with everyday, whose stories need to be heard and understood!
One of the most powerful tools to feel understood is to hear from other people in similar circumstances.
Whether you are someone who has sustained a TBI, a caregiver, or someone who is just learning about TBI for the first time, these stories can help you understand the anonymities of brain injury and the resiliency and humility of the human spirit.
I want to wish you a Happy New Year filled with peace, laughter and many successes.
This past year has seen changes in my professional life and I want to share this with you. I am now working at Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains with people who have suffered head injuries. This includes individuals with TBI, PTSD, stroke, assault victims, veterans and athletes of all ages and backgrounds. It feels great to be back in the Rehab setting, the place where I started my career.
One split second can change a life forever. Almost every day, I meet with individuals and their families helping them to Move A Head.
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With warm regards and best wishes,
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