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  • 00:01

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell Brain Injury Bonding (Prerecorded)

    in Social Networking

    You do not have to be brain injured to be involved in the brain injury community. What you will learn about is how we are each other’s family in many circumstances. Because brain injuries don't just involve a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, a person who is mentally handicapped, or someone seen with a walker; there are hundreds of us who are with master’s degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marriages, and careers who are brilliant and well mannered.


    So many in the public don’t understand who we are. They don't understand this could be them in a moment’s notice as life events occur at any given time. Survivors and caregivers unite and we build a family of our own! We talk about what we have become and how well we stand together! 


    What we can do and will do is educate the public! We show individuals life is way too short and need to enjoy every second we have while we are here ALIVE! We do not let people whole us down! We will not allow anyone to talk down to us. We are strong and we are proud we have accomplished so much. 


    Join us together for a positive approach in life! Whining and complaining about how bad your life is, is just a waste of valuable time!


    We Talk About What We Have Become and How Well We Stand Together!


    www.ASBISG.org

  • 01:10

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell - Let's Stop The Labels

    in Education

    Join me, Michael W Idell this Friday February 5th at 5:30 p.m. till 6:50 p.m. Pacific time ( that's 8:30 p.m. till 9:50 p.m. Eastern Time ) on Brain Injury Radio Network as your host.


    The topic of the week is "Let's Stop the Labels".


    People with disabilities should be looked at by their abilities not what they're incapable of doing. There needs to be a stop with degradation segregation stereotypes and no one deserves to be pitied.


    Many people with disabilities have more drive, initiative, and motivation more than most "normal" lazy people do without a disability.


    Please call into our radio show  at 424-243-9540. The show is recorded for FCC purposes. Please share with your groups and friends.

  • 5 YEARS OF BRAIN INJURY RADIO - WOW - join in the party

    in Motivation

    It’s my birthday and I can talk if I want to, Can you believe it 5 years over 1500 live shows, and over 1500 on-demand episodes.  Hosted by over 100 hosts with brain injury with thousands of guests and professionals serving those with brain injury.  On just about every topic you can imagine.  As incredible as this all is we continue to lead the information highway with cutting edge programs all about brain injury and disability.  



    As we continue providing important live support, combined with informational resources we know the most important thing we offer is there is someone you can listen to, talk to, and share with every day, 7 days a week 365 days a year.  Our message is you are not alone, and together we can change our world to a better more inclusive place for all those living with a brain injury and other disabilities.  As well as entertain you in a way no one else can, every day.



    We want to thank you our over 200,000 listenership for your support for your participation in what is the world’s largest support group, and allowing us into your lives, into your homes.  Together we can find hope today.


     

  • 01:38

    Set Backs in Brain Injury with Craig, Lori and Tonia

    in Motivation

    Set-Backs of Brain Injury


    Brain injury is a rollercoaster in lifes roads, ups and downs and downs. Each set back can have a huge effect on our emotions our stability and the very essence of who we are. It can question the very fiber of who we are.


     


    There does not seem to be an easy road just a road with lots of challenges that we must travel. But travel we must and we do not have a choice in the matter. But we are faced with the choice to do or not to do.


     


    And I think that really only leaves us with the choice to do, not to do is not a good choice so on ward we go through this rollercoaster called life. It is easier together so how to find those willing riders in the journey called life


    Let us travel this road together and find the success wek need to make our lives the best possible 

  • 01:22

    Another Fork in the Road: Ann Boriskie - Director of Brain Injury Peer Visitor

    in Education

    Ann Boriskie, a TBI survivor of more than 17-years says, “Get involved. Volunteer.” “By helping others with a brain injury, you truly help yourself in so many ways.” Ann is the Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association Director and her motto is “YOU CAN!”


     


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!
    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.
    Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com


     

  • 01:17

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell- Its my birthday- Come Celebrate

    in Education

    Although my birthday is actually tomorrow 12/19, I would like to have a celebration of what we have together in the brain injury community as a birthday present.


    I hope you all find a positive influence in the expereinces we share on or conference calls, our radio shows, and our chats on the phone to help one another in the brain injury community. 


    We could not have accomplished all we have done if it wasn't for all of you with us. 


    This next year I would like more people to get involved in teamwork sharing/networking the work we do to help more people nationwide and globally. We plan to have a global resource center location, also set up locations in each state to communicate together for people to get education and support services and building to help all of those in need for their children, families, and friends to understand brain injury and neurological impairments of all kinds.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio/2015/12/19/brain-injury-communication-with-michael-idell-its-my-birthday-come-celebrate

  • The Dark Side of Brain Injury - surviving a decade

    in Non-Profit

    It is 10 years today, that a drunk driver changed my life forever. The decade has seemed like an eternity that has kept my heart in a vise squeezing, squeezing every day. The majority of the people who were in my life are no more, and even though I have been blessed with so many people in my life, life is hard.


    Life is lonely, dark and empty many days, the inability of my brain to process like it should leaving people shaking their heads as well as me. How one day can be good and then the next bad plagued by headaches and inadequacies of the soul for being who I am.


    I have learned more about life in the last 10 than i did the first 30 years. I have learned about people and how they are. I have learned so much about the dark nature of people, more than I ever wanted to learn. But this is the world that I now live in, the world that I must survive, for me it has very much been an apocalypse, but I feel more like the zombie than human.  But this is the world I must find a way to live in, and survivors must learn to live life, be who we are meant to be.  I can’t imagine another 10 years but here we go, love to hear others who live in what seems to be the apocalypse together we will more than survive.

  • 01:12

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell-Education about Brain Injury

    in Education

    Any type of abnormal brain function is a brain injury. PTSD, multiple sclerosis, hydrocephalus, strokes, tumors, anoxia, neuromuscular disorders such as transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome or related neurologic conditions are all types of brain injuries of different kinds, along with traumatic brain injuries.



    We need to educate the public, doctors, familes and survivors what these disabilites are. They are often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed because individuals are judged upon instead of understanding.
    We need to educate survivors how to accept who they are now.
    We need to motivate survivors, caregivers and family members to not give up and how we can all progress.
    Please join our calls online and by phone.


    http://tobtr.com/7929731 and call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540

  • 03:00

    The REAL Face of Brain Injury - with Cheryl & Craig

    in Self Help

    The Real Face of Brain Injury


    We talking the real face of brain injury like your mom or dad, your brother or sister, husband or wife.  Brain Injury happens to anyone anytime.  There is no face of brain injury it is invisible and we need to educate society that you cannot see a brain injury.  All the time some organizations our looking for faces to touch peoples heart so that the organizations can touch peoples wallets.  If they are successful the majority of people who live with a brain injury won’t fit the label and face they are trying so hard to establish for their bottom line.


    So it is up to us survivors to counter this, to make sure people get to see the real face of brain injury.  They need to see your face, hear your story.  As hard and unfair as it is it is up to survivors.  Only we can change our world and make no mistake there are great obstacles.  Millions and millions of dollars are being put into branding the face of brain injury.  And millions into studies to observe the obvious.


    Tonight share your story, share your face.  Share what you really want and need.  And let us share what we can do to get the real face of brain injury into the hearts and minds of our community, into the people we love to help us hang on to those relationship.  We must help people understand so that mean against all odds we must learn to understand this new person, and quickly.  Together sharing our stories we can make tomorrow a day of our dreams

  • 02:45

    Straight out of Brain Injury - With Lori, Tonia & Craig

    in Motivation

    No one would ever know, how sometimes seemingly small things can set into motion a emotional catastrophic series of events. How we can be emotionally and mentally destabilized in a flash!!


     


    Tonight 3 survivors will share their emotional and physical experiences with you. For name sake we will call this series of Straight OUTTA BRAIN INJURY -


    "Stung, Warped & Fried"


     


    We hope you will call in and share your experiences of to much, times where you felt mentally or emotionally in a freefall. we get it. As well we realize with management we can somewhat have control over these freefalls.


     


    Our challenge is to have as few of these as we can, to recognize how to minimize them. Together we can learn to have a life far greater than we can imagine, so let us imagine this life together


     


    "DREAM BIG, LIVE LARGE"

  • 01:22

    Brain Injury Radio Network Presents Companionship with Host Michael Idell

    in Education

    Please call into our show 424-243-9540 August 21st, 2015 5:30pm - 6:50pm (Pacific Time) and 8:30pm-9:50pm (Eastern Time)


    http://tobtr.com/7857107


    How many of us finally found companionship in the brain injury community through friendships, love, loyalty, and communication?


    How many are there that still need to?


    We understand each other. We have each other. We help each other throught the hard times, share with good times, and guide each other through it all.


    Please join us sharing our stories, struggles and accomplishments through the brain injury consequences that has brought us together.


    Please invite other friends, families, and the public who don't know our organization exists. 


    We need to make public awareness to who we are and what we do. You do not need to be brain injured to join in on our calls. 


    Our calls include caregivers, survivors, companions, family members, motivators who understand neurological impairments don't have to hold anyone down!


     


    *Shows are recorded for later listening and for FCC regulations. *Foul language, Anger, Racism, or Drug Use will not be allowed on the calls