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Fried, dyed, and laid to the side is a phrase the Fred G Sanford often used on the TV show Sanford and Son but it all To easily could be used to describe the trials and tribulations of traumatic brain injury are other disabilities! so tonight we're going to discuss what it will take for all of us survivors to Dream Big and often!
Emotional Roller Coaster
Finding Your Own Power
Learning to Take Charge of Self
Finding Inner Peace
I have not lived through multiple traumatic Brain Injuries and Aneurysms and several rare neurosurgical procedures to be a weakling, to surrender, to fall apart at the seams, Archie's failure as an option! No, it's time to be a Dream Catcher in 2015. it's time to find your confidence again and come out of the shadows of darkness and into the light! because I was once a week. I am now strong, because of my failures.
I will persevere and because I'm alive. I have a purpose and you do to so join me tonight on Dream Catchers with Les Paul as we strive to make a difference and overcome the fear and darkness that surrounds us!!!
Tonight is going to be the begging of as Paul Harvey the famous Radio Broadcasters would have said it this is the beginning of the rest of the story!
On December, 18th 1984 my story which begins with, pain heart ache, and suffering and a total transformation from Able Bodied into deep and Dark World of pain as I screamed out for help collapsing to the cement floor in a hellish pain beyond anything I have ever experienced!!!
This was a sad story that turns into a smile because almost 30 years later with several brain injuries, Aneurysms, a coma and multiple rare surgeries I am here to say I am still alive and kicking and proud to say my life turned into a blessing and all the bad has turned into unbelievable optimism and empowerment! Tonight I want to start the celebration of recovery with everyone and share the great power of my Independence of overcoming the past.
Join me in this celebration and call in and share your story with me as well!!!
Tonight I Want to Talk about a Serious Subject which is Mastering Your Potential after Having a Disability and turning Your Dreams into Reality! I wasn’t joking when I said 2014 is the year and still is the year that major changes for people with brain injuries and other disabilities are happening in going to continue to happen.
Becoming an Advocate and Team Player
Measuring Success on Your Level, Not Anyone Else’s
Self-Determination and You
Self-Fulfillment, Employment, and Civil Rights
We either can either be the solution or be part of the problem in our recovery. The complaint department is closed, but Dream Catchers is opened so come on in and share your story, Ideas, and soulutions with US!
This is a We Not a Me Radio Show so I would like people to call in and share their stories, both good and bad and coming arm of the questions and answers. That’s what we’re about on Dream Catchers!
Even If You Don’t Feel like You Want to Take the Challenge to Turn All of Your Negatives into Positives and Your Defeats into Your Victories. I Know. Together We Can Because I Know We Can Win the Race. Together and Empower the World with Knowledge and Justice and Dignity for People Everywhere!
You can access show by clicking this link or dialing 424-243-9540, or toll free 855-473-3711 in USA & Toll Free 202-559-7907 free outside US. This link can also be used after the live show, for On Demand listening too.
So come join me tonight on dream catchers with Les Paul.
In 2004, Kimberly Chapman suffered two ruptured brain aneurysms and was astounded by the lack of public awareness and sparse research of such a widespread and often fatal condition. Recognizing the need for brain aneurysm advocacy and other types of vascular malformations of the brain, she personally established several international support networks to provide information, resources and motivation for survivors and family members. Kim has created a patient advocacy program inside The Joe Niekro Foundation which offers patients and caregivers educational information along with a huge amount of resources to find help.This mission with the Joe Niekro Patient Advocacy Program is to help survivors realize that recovery is possible and will help patients learn what to expect during the healing process and new coping strategies.
The program is designed to motivate members to follow a wellness plan and to make a difference in the community, while creating a forum of mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. Survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.
More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. 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. :)
Most nights we will have a featured guest, the second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!
Host Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at inaflash.org & "Like" at facebook.com/inaflash.org
The Empowerment Zone - Creativity after dis/ABILITY - With LesPaul
Did you know there are thousands of people with disabilities working all over the United States and in other Countries fighting to help ensure a better future for people disabilities? Well, there are! The Empowerment Zone Was created to help people with disabilities find the resources, services, and learn the skills that it takes, after having a disability to help empower yourself to reach your goals and live your dreams no matter what!
I Am a Certified Peer Support Specialist And a survivor of multiple brain injuries, aneurysms an AVM, a coma, and survivor and multiple rare surgeries. I don't think lightly of the fact that there are many people with disabilities living in deep poverty and neglec with out work. I say our time is now 2014!!!
I Work for a Center for Independent Living Called Walton Options for Independent Living which a place where we use the four core services of our center which are 1, Information and referral, 2, Advocacy 3, Independent Living Skills 4, Peer Support.
In these four core services lies the meat and potatoes of the independent living movement, which is people with disabilities powered, community inclusion based, and a federal mandate in all 50 states and US teritories based on the civil rights for people with disabilities act, known as the ADA the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We are fighting for our rights and standing strong and firm in the belife that all people are created equally and reclaim ourselves as people of pupose as we strive to help others to get out of nursing homes, to work in the community, to get out of sheltered workshops, to bring down the Iron Curtain of dismay in disability, and start holding accountable the agencies that are supposed to support us and start taking control of our destiny. Now as survivors as people who struggled and fought for victory and face the challenge!
Hey all, this is your Minister Of Defense, Xavier Smith, and today I am talking with Natalie Niekro of www.JoeNiekroFoundation.org.
Come find out about what she has to say and how you can get involved with this wonderful organization.
The Joe Niekro Foundation is committed to aiding in the research and treatment of aneurysm patients and families. Our goal is to raise awareness about aneurysm factors, causes, treatments and research. All funds are used to educate the public about brain aneurysms, to support patients and families, and to develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics, and other institutions worldwide.
Marala Scott; Best Selling Author of "In Our House: Perception vs. Reality”, “Surrounded by Inspiration” and “Bad to the Bone.” is also Oprah Winfrey's Ambassador of Hope. Alyssa Curry embarked on this heartfelt project in an effort to help her mother recover from a craniotomy due to multiple brain aneurysms. A recent college graduate in the field of Psychology, she is a copy editor and graphic designer.
"A childhood of abuse almost kept Marala Scott from a life of happiness...until she discovered how to use her story to help others." Oprah Winfrey
Intuition is a timeless novel wrapped in a romantic psychological thriller, inspired by true events. Marala Scott, Author and Speaker, is sharing her most powerful message at a major speaking event when she is kidnapped. Her daughter, Alyssa must now follow her intuition to save her mother’s life, while placing her own life in jeopardy. Marala is faced with an incredible test of faith to see if she will follow her intuition or do what she believes will protect her daughter and survive an unknown killer. Filled with many twists and clues, the reader is challenged to trust their own intuition to solve the mystery. More importantly, there’s a profound meaning and life lesson in Intuition that will encourage you to change your life!
Connect with Deb at: http://www.DebScott.com
Melissa is living with an unruptured Aneurysm. She first found out about it she was havng cold like symptoms. An ENT doctor sent her to get a CT scan. Please join us tonight to hear more on Melissa's amazing story.
Marala Scott speaks from the heart with her life-changing words of faith and strength. Her efforts caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey who honored her as one of her five Ambassadors of Hope in 2009 and stated “A childhood of abuse almost kept Marala Scott from a life of happiness…until she discovered how to use her story to help others.” Ms. Scott is also a recipient of a Congressional award for her humanitarian efforts for sharing her prolific life story in efforts to help and inspire others. Marala's Award-winning books, In Our House, Surrounded By Inspiration and the newly released Bad to the Bone, provide powerful lessons that inspire, provide hope and encourage change.
Intuition is a novel inspired by the true events of Marala’s life, co-authored with her daughter Alyssa Curry. Marala was diagnosed with multiple brain aneurysms but it was her intuition that brought about the discovery when doctor’s continued to tell her nothing was wrong. She had a successful craniotomy to clip the aneurysms, which spawned her novel Intuition only a few months later.
Inspired by true events, Intuition is a timeless novel wrapped in a romantic psychological thriller. Marala Scott, is sharing her most powerful message at a major speaking event when she is kidnapped. Her daughter Alyssa must now follow her intuition to save her mother’s life. Marala is faced with an incredible test of faith to see if she will follow her intuition or do what she believes will protect her daughter and survive an unknown killer. Filled with many twists and clues, the reader is challenged to trust their own intuition to solve the mystery. More importantly, there’s a profound meaning and life lesson in Intuition that will encourage you to change your life. http://www.maralascott.com
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For many years had to ponder that question with a resounding no! I felt alone, helpless, hopeless, broken shattered, defeated and like my life had ended at the age of 22 with the brain smashing pain of my 1st aneurysm.
I had no idea that I would later in life, learn how to turn my pain into my blessing and I mean that!
If you’re in pain are hurting emotionally or physically after traumatic brain injury. There is real help from true survivors who are waiting diligently with the tools of peer to peer support, advocacy, and life skills to help you boldly director life into a new direction and help you find your passion and hopefully one day proudly say yes I have a disability and I’m proud of it!!!
Dream catchers is born out of the great hope that survivors of any disability anywhere and everywhere will find their true passion in life despite having a disability and encourage change throughout the world by finding the resources, the tools for life, and men touring that I believe will truly change your destiny.
My name is Les Paul Morgan. I work for a center for independent living by the name of Walton Options as a survivor of multiple traumatic brain injuries, two brain aneurysms, a coma, and approximately 8 surgeries and rare medical procedures on my brain I want to help you learn from my life lessons that their is hope and care after TBI!
I bring to the table hope, reason, and common sense ways to help you bridge the gap from disability to abilities beyond your wildest dreams.
Les Paul the Dream Catcher
Natalie Niekro, President of "The Joe Niekro Foundation"
All too often, life throws us a pitch we aren’t prepared to catch. For Natalie Niekro, that curve ball came October 26, 2006, just four weeks before the fairytale wedding she’d been dreaming of all her life. On that day, Natalie’s father, a former major league knuckleball pitcher, Joe Niekro, suffered an unexpected and what would turn out to be a life devastating brain aneurysm. With her world turned upside-down, Natalie channeled her sadness, anger and frustration into her new life’s mission: Combating the enemy that prematurely took father. Leaving a successful career in the corporate world behind, Natalie started The Joe Niekro Foundation…Knuckling Up for Aneurysm Research, a 501 c-3 organization committed to awareness, research, treatment and education of brain aneurysms - the silent killer that affects 1 in 15 Americans.
With over $2 million raised to date, The Joe Niekro Foundation has created strong partnerships with Major League Baseball, multi-million dollar corporations and hospitals across the country. The Joe Niekro Foundation PSA’s have received nationwide coverage as television stations across the continent are “Knuckling Up” and joining in the fight against aneurysms. In honor of Joe Niekro, several of the Major League Baseball teams will feature Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day this upcoming season and The Joe Niekro Lectureship and Symposium on Early Detection and Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms will take place this winter.
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