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I HAD A DREAM
M.L.K. is the master of advocacy a advocacy that changes hearts and minds knowing it takes generations of advocacy and hard work he began a journey that was not popular in the minds of those who stood to lose the most and those they influenced. It was a fight started a hundred years before him and will be going on a hundred years after. But the king taught man to stand up for what they believe, to not accept how things are. He as well paid the ultimate price for his believes. Until Dr. King we humans did not know what it was to stand up for something greater than ourselves To stand up to change what people think and how they treat another person. We will Honor Dr. King and talk about his history as it relates to our future.
So many of us who are living in the aftermath of a brain injury understand this. And as people, our communities and society in general are largely clueless what brain injury means. Hell it takes us survivors who live with it everyday years to even begin to understand. We asking people to understand and accept something they cannot see. And in many cases something we can’t explain or cope with. And most of the time by the time we can begin to explain or understand it, there is no one left to share it with. And like most movements those who feel so deeply and step up to bring change will never see the change in people’s hearts and minds. You can have all the laws and acts and everything else but none of it means a thing until it is in people’s hearts and minds.
How do we change hearts and minds, how do we find each other. Reach out find someone don’t be alone, then together find others. Find that voice that we have in common and change the world.
Hosted by, Craig Sicilia
Come take a walk on the beach on the pacific ocean, live from the BEST (Brain Energy Support Team) TBI Camp at Dashpoint on the pacific ocean. I will gather some survivors who want to chat at camp and together with our listeners will take a walk on the beach.
Finding our happy place is not easy, but we must try and what a better way than talking about the beautiful world around us, live on location from the pacific ocean see or hear you there
EVERY BRAIN INJURY MATTERS - BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS – WITH Craig Sicilia
Lots of new shows on brain injury radio, lots of new projects such as “CLOSING THE GAP IN BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS” awareness campaign, and tonight we will feature Mick Beaman, and his upcoming show starting in Feb, Lori Faitel as she shares the new on-line support groups that have been in live testing mode, having the bugs out of it by its launch in February. Hoping to call in Mia and talk about her newly released book and Maybe we might even hear from racecar extraordinaire Kevin Butterfield.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW RADIO SHOW TELL US TONIGHT
So much going on in the world of brain injury, let us talk about the possibilities. Change is never easy and it begins with us, let us be the change that helps us live a life we can only imagine.
We are calling 2015 YEAR OF THE SURVIVOR bringing change and awareness to those who actually are living with the effects of brain injury. Just like it should be, this is a “NO BRAINER” pun intended.
AND TONIGHT A NEW EPISODE OF PHONE ZAPP -
Rise Up After Brain Injury Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Being Aware - Creating Awareness - What are people aware of
Sherry Johnson of TBI Awareness sharing their passion of bringing awareness and spreading the word, about what it means to live with a brain injury as a mother of a child with a brain injury trying to get the word out to who ever she can.
as Well ( DJ (Dave) Asselin of Team Hi Level with a update on rehab in America from the gut of the system, a system that is confusing even for those with out a brain injury. Our topic how to get your questions answered which is something DJ is not getting as he sits in a Florida rehab center trying to figure out whats going on.
Do you have something you need to share tonight come on in and join our show for interactive conversation.
Holidays are a hard time for many survivors, alot of the survivors I have met have lost most of their relationships, careers, homes and any real connection to a community. So the season being a time were people focus on memories of the past it can be a realy hard thing. And not always is the the most recent that struggles the most. What realy seems to be a difficult situation is not the loss but our hardened selfs that close the world out to ourselves.
We create this cycle of hell, and the holidays seem to be the center of it all to many. I like many just struggle to make it through this time of year. We have to shed our losses, and it everyones fault ours included but the new us, the new me have to find a way to feel the glow of life beeming through our bodies. We may have hard momments, days or weeks but keep trying to see the ray of hope, its all we have never lose faith.
Brain Injury Radio News with Craig Sicilia News - what’s new and happening around this blue and green ball we call earth, our brain injury world, want to learn what’s really going on then you found the right station, and how does this affect those living with brain injury or do you even care, saying to yourself it just don’t matter, join our new
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Hope you enjoy this new format for the first Monday of each month, have some news you want to share let us know so we can tell the world
Special Edition - THE WHAT EVER SHOW
Hosted By Craig Sicilia
Our regualary scheduled show will not be heard tonight or any other night that is tonight.
So now its who evers chance to talk about what ever it will be first come first serve, it is a test of the emergency broadcasts of brain injury radio network, like you care - what ever
so tonight we will talk about the show being full yeah, we will talk about other things but you will never know unless you watch or at least listen- we will have guests but who knows who it is going to be a really really big show folks
Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Join in as we ponder “Why”
Here I go through what is my 8th Christmas, or holiday season, this time of year is the setting for my life as I knew it would slowly crumble over a couple of year period. But at the same time the desperation of trying to figure out what the hell is going on. This person with emotional burst of I don’t know what. As well as an inner change of what I held important. Of the very fibers of what made me me, and as I look into the mirror I was somebody I didn’t even recognize.
Finding others like myself was a key in holding a life together, and it got easier as I discovered who I was and what I valued. Many had a hard time with this “new me “as did I. This year I learned more valuable lessons as the distance between the old and new me. As I continue to let go of parts of the old me, it has become clear that this new person is who I am, and I have to learn to live a life again as this new me, like it or not.
As you stop caring about those things you once held close to your heart, the feeling just being left void inside your deepest essence of who you are. As you wonder - What is to Come Next?
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Living with a brain injury has been interesting, harsh and unforgiving. I have learned more about humanity in the last 7 years than I have all the rest of the years combined. I had a hope that one day it would be behind me. All the overwhelmed brain days, all of the headaches, all of the thoughts of self-worthlessness and doubt. As we approach these days that get shorter each day, the weather getting wet and cooler. Shorter days and longer nights add to our feeling down. Holidays are reminders of days past, and people past. I know for me it takes all my energy to get through them.
I try to paint the pretty face for my daughters and people who look to me for support. It is so hard at times. I just like everyone else want to crawl under a rock and isolate from the world. Disappear into the darkness that my mind creates. And create it does, a never ending race of thoughts that I cannot process because my brain is going faster than I can understand. And sometimes these thoughts get me in trouble, on the wrong path.
The blessing side of this I have developed a life that accommodates my life, and these over stimulating conditions that can pound me into the group. And I have had those moments where I thought I could leave it all behind and just blend into society. Refuse for a short time to time respite from all that has crumbled in my life. As I rebuild this new me, on I don’t even fully recognize. I am learning I am trapped inside myself and for the seven years of my fight there has been NO WAY OUT.
HEROES OF BRAIN INJURY - HOSTED BY CRAIG SICILIA
In our TBI community in the last few years so many wonderful survivor and family leaders have emerged to to empower survivors and their families creating support and services that are real and meaningful, but most importantly driven by by those who need them. For years organizations which have lost their original mission of why they became gave us what they wanted to now we the people the survivors and families affected by brain injury are building real support.
In this New Year 90 minute special we will have special guess Rick Franklin co-director of brain injury diologues, DJ Asselin admin of team hi level on facebook, Penny Condoll director of the Brain Energy Support Team, Joe Martin admin from facebooks TBI Survivors Network I, Janet Novenger consultant and trainer for BISGN, David McGuire from run to remember, Patrick Donahue founder of the Sarah Jane Brain Project, Darcy Keith educator and inspirationalist helping those with brain injury, Craig Sears advocate and educator, Tammi Diaz on line support blogs the Cats Meow and much much more this is one show you dont want to miss
Click the below link to see brief bios and websites of our HEROES
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Craig Sicilia will be interviewing Dr. Schmidt from Tennessee hyperbaric and what it can do for brain injury and what you can expect
Dr. Schmidt will discuss hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment for traumatic brain injury on this talk show.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy at THC, patients relax in a six-person chamber and breathe 100% oxygen under pressure. This drives oxygen into cells, reviving them or helping them function. The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center uses 100% medical grade oxygen and is certified by the State of Tennessee. The staff is led by Medical Director Dr. Roy Schmidt. HBOT is the only non-hormonal treatment approved by the FDA for biologically repairing and regenerating human tissue.
The Tennessee Hyperbaric Center, under direction of board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Roy Schmidt, offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for a variety of health issues. Learn more at www.hyperbaricoxygentherapies.com.
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