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Kerri Brantley is a Captain in the Missouri Army National Guard and native of Boise, Id. She recently moved to Maryland, where she is a writer/editor for Joint Hometown News Service at Fort George G. Meade. Kerri is still active in the Army National Guard. She joined to provide for her family and serve her country. Kerri is a single-mom and combat Vet who is currently working on her masters in Management in Public Relations. Kerri’s mom was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor that was never supposed to reoccur. Unfortunately it has, in spite of some of the latest technology and treatments. Kerri’s mom is not in shape for the interview, but I felt this was such an incredible journey, that it needed to be told. Our prayers need to be with them. I had occasion to meet Kerri when I was speaking to her about a common passion of ours. It was then that I heard the story about her mom. Hopefully we can enlighten you on both. This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and 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. :) Some nights we will have a featured guest, and others we will introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers to join us in the discussion. We often have music in the second have from some great Indie Musicians! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org
According to U.S. News and World Report, more than 180,000 brain tumors (malignant and benign) are diagnosed each year. Brain tumors account for 25% of all cancers in children. Our featured guest this week underwent a craniotomy in 2012, at the young age of 17, to remove a grade II astrocytoma. The tumor type grows relatively slowly and usually doesn't have well-defined borders. Due to its infiltrative nature, recurrences are relatively common.
Catherine Blotner is a patient advocate for the young adult cancer community. As a featured guest on the Cure Magazine weekly Twitter chat, she shared the side effects of treatment and the impacts at home and school. In this episode, we'll chat with Catherine about the day-to-day issues young adults with brain tumors face, along with managing worry and fear of recurrence.
Not only has Catherine survived her ordeal, she is thriving. She has created a platform and uses her experience with her brain tumor to provide support, spread information about, and make resources readily accessible for others who have been affected by cancer.
Connect with Catherine: On Twitter @Cblotner_ YouTube at http://youtube.com/masskicker95
What if you develop a brain tumor? What does that mean for your future? What if one of your children had brain cancer and you didn't have the finances for treament? Who would you turn to for emotional, physical and spiritual support?
The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation is your source for guidance and peace of mind during the toughest of times. Understand what services you or a family member are eligible for through OKBTF. Learn how you can help support those who so desperately need your help.
Founder and President Nancy Thomason lost her 17 month old son, Cade, to a brain stem tumor in February, 2000. At that time she vowed to fight the disease in honor and memory of her son.
Nancy founded the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation and began the first support group specifically for brain tumor patients in the State of Oklahoma. In 2001 Nancy was appointed to a committee with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her work as a cancer advocate. She consults and works with NCI on cancer clinical trials and issues affecting families with brain tumors.
She has been sought for consultation on Patients Rights issues for grant applications submitted by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium and most major cancer treatment centers in the United States for funding amounts in excess of $30 million.
Learn how you can help www.OKBTF.Org
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Please help Julie Kintz welcome Susan Connors, the President/CEO of The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) to Quantum Leap. Susan will share with us what the IBAA offers to the brain injury community, as well as the history of BIAA and where she sees the organization is heading.
Tune in and together we can make a difference for so many!
To say that Jeri Donnavans story is amazing is a gross understatement.
In 2011, Jeri was diagnosed with a skull base brain tumor. Although most of the tumor adjacent to her brain stem was removed, Jeri had to make many lifestyle adjustments. An avid runner and road biker Jeri had to learned to do different activities such as yoga, long walks and hiking. She also changed careers and now has a company that arranges wellness vacations. Jeri is the very first travel professional to complete the Travel Institute’s Well-Being Travel Specialist certification program! Listen in as Jeri shares her inspirational and remarkable story of overcoming and moving from just surviving to thriving.
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Dr. Robert Melillo is back for another great show.
The Brain Balance Radio Show hosted by Dr. Robert Melillo. We will be talking about the Brain Balance Achievement Center in Cary, North Carolina with Rebecca Jackson, Center Director as well as Colleen Meyer whose child has been through the Brain Balance Program.
Dr Melillo will also be talking about the latest Autism, ADHD, & OCD News.
Join Julie Kintz in welcoming Pam Leitzell to Quantum Leap. Pam is a Psychotherapist who specializes in Cognitive Therapy, as well as Play Therapy. Pam will share with us the benefit of play therapy. She will also discuss cognitive healing which includes the interesting and truly brilliant theory of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein. Pam will share why she developed a computer program based on his 40 plus years of research. This is a show you will not want to miss!
Brain Injury recovery has taken a Quantum Leap in the last twenty or so years. Research is the reason for the increased knowledge of how to deal with brain injury. Join host Julie Kintz the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (5pm Pacific, 8pm EST) as she welcomes professionals that are making a difference in the lives of those living with and/or caring for brain injury. Tune in, call in, and together we can make a difference.
September 11, 2001 signaled a day of everlasting change for most of America. When we had our brain injuries, that process of ongoing grief and change, happened for us too. In both cases, many suffer not only from their injuries, but PTSD as well. Please call in tonight on this Eve of 9-11, when many of us revisit our grief from the country's tragedy, to those of our own. Collective mourning lends itself to support, and frees us from the isolation, we so often seek. It was 14 years ago that 9-11 happened. For me, 19 years since my brain injury. Too often we are told by others, or believe ourselves, that we should be done feeling the sting of our mourning this far down the road. Reality shows us, that recovery is process, with many triggers on the road, reminding us of the day(s) that changed us forever.
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and 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.
Some nights we will have a featured guest, others we will introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers to join us in the discussion. 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 www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org
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Last weekend we had our 2nd Annual Aneurysm/AVM Awareness Walk in Sacramento, CA. I was overjoyed to meet so many people. The event was incredible. Thank you to everyone who participated. I also enjoyed your little furbabies too.
How can you show your support for Brain Aneurysm/AVM Awareness Month? Wear burgundy or a green butterfly.
Below are some helpful sites for Brain Aneurysm/AVM Education and Awareness
Dr. Robert Melillo is back for 2014 with another great show.
The Brain Balance Radio Show hosted by Dr. Robert Melillo. We will be talking about the Brain Balance Achievement Center in Henderson, Nevada with Center Director Dr. Susan DeVito. Dr. Melillo will also be talking to a parents whose son went through the Brain Balance Program and share her success.
Dr Melillo will also be talking about the latest Autism, ADHD, & OCD News.
Let's talk about art!
Whether you're an artist or not, life with a brain injury takes a ton of creativity. I left my career as a rehabilitation clinician and became an artist after a TBI in 2010. The arts saved me by giving me a community and a way to explain my situation in a way other people could get it.
Making art can be adapted to any and all disabilities, and there are as many types of art or ways of expression as there are people. How do you use art? Personal expression, therapy, rehabilitation, political statement, or community building?
Whether you do drawing, photography, music, decorating, writing, sculpting, painting, sewing, movies, graffiti or any type of art, let's chat! You can introduce listeners to your art form and share with us the ways you adapt your art to work for a person living with a brain injury.
ALL PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN ABOUT BRAIN INJURY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THEY HAPPEN.
Are you a high level brain injury survivor and no one can see your disability or impairments? No one understands the effects of cognitive impairments like impulse control, frustration, PTSD, overstimulation of the senses, or what it is like taking time to think things out and process? Do you wonder if you are able to go out back into the work force? We have a number of people who are in these positions. Where do we go? Who do we talk to?
Join in on this radio show so we can discuss how to approach this problem. Educate yourselves, educate others, help people become aware.