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  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    No filter part 2!

    Let's keep it going. I really enjoyed the callers who shared their experience about having no filter.

    Do you blurt out your truth in public?

    Do you curse out of frustration?

    I know I did. It happens. Join us!

    Below are some links for you:

    Sacramento Aneurysm/AVM Support Group http://www.avmandaneurysmsupport.com/

  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    Hello Everyone!

    The holidays are quickly approaching and we want to talk about what that does to a person with a brain injury. I enjoy this time of the year but there are some people who don't. Join us!

  • 02:35

    Let the Holidays Begin ... Balancing the Added Stresses and Desired Joys ...

    in Self Help

    When we're kids, the holidays usually represent joy and wonder, excitement and extra activity. Not for all, but for many of us. For other less fortunate kids, the desire for those emotions is there.

    As an adult survivor of brain injury and the caregivers, while the wish we could still feel that way, the truth is, the tightrope can be very thin. Sometimes as hard we try, the positive emotions can give way to overwhelming, stressful, and depressive feelings. How can we achieve a balance, or can we?  How do we makea tricky situation more tolerable and happy for everyone? 

    Special guests with a special request will be stopping by. Wendy "Yaya", her daughter Melissa and her two sons Dillon (12) and Tyler (10). They both have a terminal illness. With surgeries and proper medical care they can be expected to live into their 20s.  After they were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and are the 2015 NE MDA Ambassadors. Their house burned down in CO. They returned to Omaha and are now both confined to wheelchairs. In the brutal climate of the midwest, a critical need has come up and we hope you can help. See www.gofundme.com/whafuw48 Or if you prefer Wells Fargo Omaha has an account set up called DillonTylerVan, which you can send a donation to. Check with your own Wells Fargo about getting the deposit made to Account number 5089869753.

    After hearing my guests, I think you'll find Thanks and Giving easier to achieve, and hopefully help in the spirit of Thanksgiving.



  • My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    Hello Friends! Join Barry and I this weekend. Thank you all so much for calling in and giving us your feedback and your warm words of encouragement it is deeply touching.

    For those of you who live in Sacramento and beyond we have our support group on Saturday, October 24, 2015 3-5 @ UCD

    Helpful websites

    1) Our Website: http://www.avmandaneurysmsupport.com/

    2) Our FB Page https://www.facebook.com/sacramento.aneurysmavm?fref=ts

    3) FB Support Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BAAVMCT/

    4) http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/second_opinion/

    Do you have a community event you want to share? Let us know!

  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    The FILTER - Happy Halloween. We are gonna keep it fun!

    Are you like Barry? Do the WORDS JUST COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH!!!!

    I know at times that happens.

    Let's have some fun

    Warning! We are going to have some not so PC stories. HAHA!! Join us!

  • 02:31

    One Step at a Time - How domestic violence effects ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

    in Current Events

    In honor of Domestic Violence month, our guest speaker for this Friday night’s show is an amazing survivor of a horrific tragedy, Kathy (Batista) Wheeler.  She is representing the IAmGladysCabrera Foundation to tell her story on how a mother /daughter day at a hair salon has changed her life forever.   She will speak on how domestic violence affects ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE.  We will discuss what signs to look for if you suspect a loved one is possibly involved in an abusive relationship and provide resources as well as tips to assist them (or yourself).  Please tune in for this most important topic that we see too much but may have done too little about.   Let’s use our voices to raise awareness!!

    Host, our own Isis, has a new show every 2nd & 4th Friday!

  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing burgundy and I am not too clear on the AVM Awareness month but we are going to talk about it any way. You can also show your support by wearing a green butterfly.

    I would first like to express my gratitude to those who came so far away to attend our 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm/AVM Walk for Life Event in Sacramento, California. We appreciate all of the volunteers and the family and friends who came out to join us. OH and the DJ always keeps us moving and grooving. And I would also like to thank Barry for always sharing and showing up with me every week. Thanks Barry!


    Please join us for sharing awareness!

  • My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    Hello Friends!

    How is your month of awareness going so far? We really enjoy looking at all of your posts and meeting all of you. Raising awareness is connecting with one another and building friendships and supporting one another. Do you have a community event that you would like to share? Let us know! You can send us a message through Facebook we will be glad to put it on the air.

    Call us and share your experience

    Below are some links for you to take a look at

    1) For Awareness Jewlery https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByDawnH

    2) Sacramento Support Group http://www.avmandaneurysmsupport.com/

    3) Facebook Pages (Brain)Aneurysm/Avm Community Togetherness~ACT

  • 03:23

    Police Brutality Against Their Own Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Join my guest(s) the McPeak's as we discuss the brutality imposed on their son, as he was about to complete training at the police academy. Due to the nature of a training drill where blunt force is used, CS sustained substantial brain injury. Denial by the Blue Wall cause great hardship. Awareness needs to be raised and new protocol in place for "crisis management" training, mandatory for all officers in the special circumstances of a person with a TBI or mental illness. Not enough education or knowledge is known about the effects of brain injury and repeated concussions, among their own, or the public at large. What can we legislate, raise awareness of a need for change in protocol in some police training programs? We're learning it with the NFL, the Veteran's, and now perhaps a need for law enforcement? For the safety of all consider a Veteran coming home with an undisgnosed brain injury, joining the force, confronting a patron with an unrecognized TBI, and the perfect storm that could become.

    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."

    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.

    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork

  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    Hello friends!

    We love participation. Thank you to all of those folks who stepped up and went to your appointments. Love your courage! We know that sometimes going to the doctor can be scary, or that you may worry about the cost. We know that your life is valuable. We want to encourage you to live like no one else. Enjoy your life and move forward.

    We mean it when we say reach out. Below are some links


  • One Step at a Time

    in Health

    Meet Isis Serran-Pagan, our new host on the Brain Injury Radio!  She will be hosting her show called "One Step at a Time" every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Come and welcome her to the team!