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Brain Injury is the number one cause of death and disability in children and adults under 40. There are at least 6 million living with this sinister disability, yet unknown. It is a life long journey for these survivors they make up the majority of those in prison and homeless. This show are those brave men and women who share there story with the 2 million new new survivors, they try to get people to understand, but it is difficult to understand what you can't see. It has become a civil rights movement, not from slavery or persecution but the mere right to exists. With the right support many survivors have become better than the old person, and yes they do become someone completely new in many cases. Join us nightly as you hear topics for the real experts those living with and succeeding against all odds. yet no one knows because they look just like you

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My name is Lori Purdy Faitel and I am a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. And I am your host for THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS.I suffered a TBI many years ago, when I was 24 years old. As I speak to you tonight I am 52 years old and very happy to share my age. Like many of us survivors after the TBI I was clinically dead 3 times so…. it is proper to tell that I almost did not live to be 25, which makes being over 50 a blessing! Back in the day, everything in my life was a dream come true. I was almost 25 years old, had a recent promotion in business that inspired me with dreams for my future, I was attending college at night, I had recently moved out of my parents home for the first time, I had many friends and I was on the fast track to a future with the man I had been in love with for about 5 years. THEN on a beautiful sunny spring morning as I drove on the freeway to my job a construction truck dropped bales of hay onto my windshield causing me to lose control of my car, spinning off the road and into cement construction material. From that point forward my dreams were taken away. I was diagnosed with a TBI, in a mild coma for 7 days and it took about 6 years of therapy and extensive study before I was able to function like an adult again. I understand that the world is not filled with happiness; But for an hour or so lets concentrate on things that help to create happiness. My guest Wednesday night will be Chris Neistroy. A few years ago I was promoting The Book I wrote "Am I Brain Damaged?" at a local Networking club that is where I met Chris. He is the father of a young woman who suffered Brain Injury. He has positive and happy things to tell of how her life is moving forward. Hopefully ,The Lady I am referring to Chrysa, Chris's daugther will join the show also. Listen to Wednesday nite 8PM Eastern Standard Time to "The Joy of Happiness"
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"Oh the weather outside is delightful; Inside, I'm froze, and fr-fr-fr-frightful. And there's really NO PLACE to go. AC off, AC off - It is COLD! I met up again with death this week, Raced FOR Time (if not my life), sweated in the yard and ice... more

The hosts work hard all week, so now it's your turn to bring the show to us! Call in and talk about what's on your mind, and listen to some great Indy music. Hope the camping hosts are having fun! While they're away...Let's play, play, play!!... more

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Are You Alone Dealing with this Brain Injury Stuff? w/host Michael W Idell? We have thousands of members globally in our brain injury support groups but we still have people trying to find information about who to talk to and where to go.... more

Tonight, Fantastic Frank interviews Elise Parker, contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work.

Carole Starr, M.S. is the founder and facilitator of the Maine-based volunteer group Brain Injury Voices. Carole sustained a brain injury in a car accident in 1999, which changed her life dramatically. Her inspirational keynote speech... more

Have Your Dreams Ever Been Broken, Shattered, or Destroyed? Join us as we unite in peace around the World! Well, if they have you come to the right place. To me a Dream Catcher is much more than a catchy slogan. It's a bold... more

We seem to live in a society where people expect everything, that is with or with out a brain injury. but when we are forced to do things we do, when are have it done for us we don't. You know the old saying about the hungry man, if... more

Join Tonia tonight and her guests are Paula Daontis from the California Brain Injury Association sharing with us whats going on with the Brain Injury Associations. Then Carol Leish who created a game for people with TBI called... more
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