• 01:31

    "Another Fork in the Road" Regaining Consciousness with Author, Deb Angus

    in Education

    Most rear-end collisions are caused by distracted drivers or drivers following too closely to the car ahead. In either case, it is the unsuspecting driver in the car ahead who may suffer whiplash, which may result in a variety of injuries such as problems with light sensitivity, depth-perception problems, tinnitus, memory problems, concentration, and balance. The list goes on and on and on.


    Deb Angus, brain injury survivor and author of “Regaining Consciousness: My Encounter with Mild Brain Injury--the Silent Epidemic," will share her story about how she and her husband were sitting at a stoplight and how a distracted driver changed her life forever.


    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, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips 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.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:31

    "Another Fork in the Road" Jamie & Crystal Fairles - Brain Injury - Love Story

    in Education

    It took two brain tumors to make a love story. It was unlikely that Jaime and Crystal would have met had they not each suffered a brain tumor. But they did have brain tumors and they did meet . . . with a little help from their friends. An email relationship began, which eventually led to their engagement and some years later Jaime and Crystal were married. They now walk the road of brain injury hand-in-hand.


    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, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips 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.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:30

    Another Fork in the Road Interview with Bob Calvert, Host of Talking with Heroes

    in Education

    Bob Calvert, host of “Talking With Heroes” on Blogtalk Radio, will be my guest this week. Bob has made numerous trips to Iraq and Afghanistan where he talks with and brings hope to the troops serving in our military. Did you know TBI (traumatic brain injury) is the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars? Estimates state that more than 11,000 troops are affected with brain injury because of explosions from IEDs (improvised explosive devices), and many more troops experience concussions from blasts. Often there are no obvious effects of brain injury until much later.


    So what happens to troops in the field? How can a commanding officer identify a troop who has a concussion? What happens to troops when they come home with brain injuries? Bob and I will talk about how his show helps troops in the field and about the problems they face when they return home. Caregiver, Jeannette Davidson-Mayer and brain injury survivor, Juliet Madsen will join Bob and me.


    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, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips 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.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 00:40

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Heather Ashby

    in Books

    NEVER FORGET:  Love in the Fleet Book 3


      "A must-read for military romance fans and fans of my Navy SEALS! Highly recommended!"--Suzanne Brockmann, New York Times bestseller



      With 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel melted into her bow, what if there are more souls aboard the USS New York than the sailors and Marines stationed there? And what if those souls can help the troops defeat al-Qaeda this time?

      When Gwyn Pritchard reports aboard the USS New York, she's the only person who sees 9/11 spirits roaming the decks. As the sole survivor of an IED blast, Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Adam Connor is wrestling with his own haunted past, but when he learns Gwyn is seeing ghosts aboard their ship, he becomes her confidant...and her lover.

      Passions rise to fever pitch when the New York rushes to liberate hostages in North Africa. Can the spirits provide the right intelligence for the Marines to save the prisoners? Can Gwyn help the ghosts move on to the light? And can Adam and Gwyn find the love they've searched the world over for?

  • 01:49

    WTR: Brian Fay, Chris Liby, and Michael Walgrave

    in Military

    Warrior Talk Radio with GI Jenn & Jeff Gonzales welcomes Brian Fay, Chris Liby, and Michael Walgrave.


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/warriortalkradio/2014/12/17/wtr-brian-fay-chris-liby-and-michael-walgrave


    Brian is a US Army Veteran.  After service for 7 years he was medically retired (February 2014). Brian is a veteran of OEF, where he did a tour as a Cav scout and a medic.  Brian has become a Youtube sensation with with a video that went viral, expressing his opinions on Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.  He has been utilizing creative writing as an alternative therapy to the VA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-CE69jv5EY


    Chris Liby enlisted in the Marines December 1997 was honorable discharge August 2002. Then, he enlisted in the Army October 2002 and was medically retired October 2012. He had 15 years service in total, in which, he deployed to Iraq twice and once in Afghanistan.  It was in Afghanistan where on 24 June 2008 he was injured by an IED. Chris was targeted by a vandal in his neighborhood where the vandal did over $14000 worth of damage to his truck, including scratching out his PurpleHeart on his license plate.


    Michael Walgrave "Wali-G" is a Veteran of 173rd 11-C.  He filmed the short movie "AFGHAN Highway" for his buddies in the ARMY.  He is currently working in agriculture and spreading the word on farming for Veterans and it's importance in healing.  Also, he is helping Afghan refugees find a new life in America!


    Call in number is 646-595-3504

  • 02:58

    Secret Set-Up, ALS Gone Wrong, Django Chained and More

    in Radio

    Man accused of jumping White House fence and charging into the West Wing 'is veteran who had half his foot blown off by IED in Iraq - and was carrying a KNIFE in his pants'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2763689/They-failing-jobs-Secret-Service-fire-SECOND-man-arrested-trying-enter-White-House-one-day-intruder-INSIDE-West-Wing.html#ixzz3DurnuyYr
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


    Tragedy as fire captain who got a huge electric shock after taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge dies from his injuries


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2763583/Fire-captain-injured-ice-bucket-challenge-dies.html#ixzz3Dus01IMO
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


    Secret Service Launches Probe Into White House Security Breach
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/secret-service-launches-probe-white-house-security-breach-n208031


     


    Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/19/us-usa-secession-exclusive-idUSKBN0HE19U20140919


    Django Unchained actress who 'cried wolf' by accusing LAPD of racially profiling her for kissing boyfriend in public refuses to apologize - despite calls from civil rights activists


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2763512/Django-Unchained-actress-cried-wolf-accusing-LAPD-racially-profiling-kissing-boyfriend-public-refuses-apologize-despite-calls-civil-rights-activists.html#ixzz3DutNlx1b
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


     

  • 01:26

    Tribute to Bottomline Fighter...RIP

    in Military

    I found out minutes before the show that a regular listener stationed in Afganistan (one of our troops), died on Sept 2nd at 8pm from complications of an IED. Bottomline Fighter is a military channel that can access our shows, so many deployed troops can listen at the same time. Sgt Maj Ron, has been a regular for nearly two years, and we've had a lot of interaction in the chat. He has done numerous tours, had served 30 years, and was to retire for good next month. His sister Diane reached me just 6 minutes before I went on air. In immediate shock, tears, and technical problems...I went on with the show. God bless our troops. Our humble gratitude at Brain Injury Radio for them listening to our shows from so far away, and that we could bring them fellowship and comfort. Thanks to them for their service and sacrifice. I am saddened tonight, but wanted to go on with a tribute, and our condolences to family, friends, and those of us who will sorely miss Sgt Maj Ron. God Bless You.

  • 00:31

    The "Iron Man"-Eric McElvenny and special co host Derek Abbey

    in Lifestyle

    Host Allison McClintick welcomes back special co-host Derek Abbey to chat with former Marine, Eric McElvenny. Eric, who lost his leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan, has created a new chapter in his life dedicated to helping vets at San Diego State University and competes in races and aggressive triathalon competitions. He chats with Derek and Allison about transition and the next "phase". 


    Find Eric at:


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-McElvenny/361011784014473

  • 00:31

    Beating the Blast: How MRAPs are impacting the IED problem

    in Military

    Scott Blaney, Chief of C-IED, US Army Center for Lessons Learned.

  • 02:00

    Do You Know Who The "Enemies Within" Are? Ask Trevor Loudon

    in Politics Conservative

    This show is dedicated to: Army Reserve Spc. Daniel L. Elliott, killed by an IED on July 15, 2011 while serving in Iraq.


    Defending the Republic with Annie "The Radio Chick" and "Cool" Mike is an ongoing discussion of recent events, issues and the upcoming elections.


    Special Guest: Trevor Loudon


    “I’m a libertarian activist and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand. I believe in freedom with responsibility, not freedom from responsibility. My ideal society is one in which government is confined to protecting its citizens from criminals and external enemies. I believe in working with all those who are moving in broadly the same direction. The views expressed in this Blog are strictly my own.” Trevor is also the founder and editor of KeyWiki.org, a rapidly growing website with the goal of unlocking the covert side of U.S. and Global politics. http://www.TrevorLoudon.com


    New Zealand author and researcher Trevor Loudon is making a film. The documentary, The Enemies Within, about to go into production is literally a barn burner and will cause the Left to go nuts over it. With Trevor's encyclopedic knowledge of the Left's history, he will expose the enemies within and without, and bring a level of transparency to American politics that has been sorely lacking. The Enemies Within will expose the details about how a small number of hard-core Communists and Marxists have penetrated the highest levels of our government and are changing our culture with dire consequences to all of us.


    www.TheEnemiesWithin.us


    It's a battle of Conservative values and principles in defense of our Republic!


     

  • 02:13

    FREEDOM FRIDAY

    in Lifestyle

    THE END OF ANOTHER WEEK IS HERE, IT IS TIME FOR US TO REVISIT SOME THE WEEKS HOT TOPICS.


    WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS A FEW NEW TOPICS TIME PERMITTING, YOU THE LISTENER / CALLER WILL DETERMINE THE TOPIC AND LENGTH OF DISCUSSION.


    1) FORT HOOD SHOOTING AND IED HOAX


    2) MH370 INVESTIGATION


    3) CITIZEN CONSITUTION


    4) RUSSIA TELLING THE UNITED STATES TO CHILL OUT


    5) AFGANISTAN


    THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TOPICS WE WILL ATTEMPT TO DISCUSS ON THE SHOW TODAY.

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