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  • 02:58

    Recovery Now with Kim Justus...Brain Tumor, Endless Journey

    in Health

    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

  • Straight OUTTA Brain Injury with Lori, Tonia & Craig

    in Health

    STRAIGHT OUTTA BRAIN INJURY


    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"

  • Neurofibromatosis & Brain Impact on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Cassey Blumenthal has Neurofibromatosis Type 1 as well as dyslexia which is common with NF. She was diagnosed at age 7 and currently there is no cure for neurofibromatosis. 


    Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, causing tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors may develop anywhere in your nervous system, including in your brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurofibromatosis is usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. Dr Frederick Covington will join us to discuss therapies and assistive technology that he is creating. www.askdrcovington.com


    The tumors are usually (benign), but in some cases these tumors become cancerous. Effects of neurofibromatosis can range from hearing loss, learning impairment, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) complications to severe disability due to nerve compression by tumors, loss of vision and severe pain. Learn more about this disease that inflicts about 1 in 3000 people.


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. 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.


    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork


     

  • "Another Fork in the Road" Panel - "Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury"

    in Education

    For many survivors damage to the brain gets in the way of cognitive learning and adaptations must be made. Accommodations come in many and varied forms. This evening two young women, who both sustained a brain injury, Melissa Cronin and Juliet Madsen, are joining me on a panel to discuss “Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury.”


    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

  • 01:22

    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

  • Rescheduled BTR Crash: Brain Injury Research Model with Dr Whyte on Recovery Now

    in Health

    This show was rescheduled from 8/26 due to the Crash of our Provider, Blog Talk. Sorry for the failings on modern technology, but since the original show never fired at all, don't miss Dr Whyte now!


    Dr. Whyte is a physiatrist and experimental psychologist specializing in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. He has worked as a clinician caring for patients with severe brain injury for 30 years, as well as conducting research on many issues related to TBI and other neurologic conditions. He is the founding director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, begun in 1992, and an Attending Physician at MossRehab. His research focuses on cognitive impairment after TBI, including assessment and treatment, with a major emphasis on disorders of attention, executive function, and consciousness. He has participated in the TBI Model System research program since 1997, and has received numerous awards for his research and leadership in TBI rehabilitation. See: Main Page http://www.msktc.org/  AND  http://www.msktc.org/tbi for many free TBI resources, AND  http://www.msktc.org/tbi/model-system-centers for TBI Model Systems.


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. 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.


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork


     

  • 01:01

    Why Medicare Won't Pay For Brain Injury Rehab - What you can do!

    in Radio

    Why Medicare Won't Pay For Brain Injury Rehab


    Join in as DJ dives into this issue that nobody even thinks about this.  But those survivors going through the  Medicare system know to well how hard it is to get any rehabilitation services, most get pharmaceuticals to mask symptoms.  


    Join DJ and his special guests as they discus these issue, what you can do to navigate this complex process and how you can best advocate for yourself.


    If you are currently receiving rehabilitation or need to this show is a must

  • 01:15

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell - United We Stand

    in Education

     


    Brain Injury Radio Network and ASBISG.org Presents: United We Stand


    YOU DO NOT TO BE BRAIN INJURED TO BE INVOLVED IN WHAT WE DO TO MAKE CHANGE IN THE COMMUNITY.


    We stand together and uplift one another through hard times when we need them.


    We advocate for change and support one another when people in our community are treated unfairly. 


    We help people learn to be strong, take care of themselves, build pride, have fun together, and stand proud to be alive and strong.


    We are family members, caregivers, survivors and the public building awareness about brain injuries and neurological impairments.
     


    www.ASBISG.org is our non-profit organization. Be a part. Be involved. Make a difference.


    http://tobtr.com/7806533

  • 01:13

    Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Discovering Grace, God and Gratitude with Will Pye

    in Spirituality

    How can a brain tumor diagnosis be a gift? And how can a book about this experience be full of joy and have the potential to change your life?


    After a decade exploring the nature of reality and researching and experimenting with human potential, Will Pye experienced an initiation at the age of 31 via a Grand Mal seizure and the subsequent diagnosis of a golf ball-sized brain tumor.


    In his first book, BLESSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR: Realizing It's All Gift and Learning To Receive, Will shares how he was able to experience the development with no stress or suffering, how the diagnosis became an opportunity for profound growth and how we, too, can access the gifts of such a wakeup call. Will reveals scientifically proven tools and perspectives to transform our lives by changing our minds and opening our hearts. Learn how accessing these untapped powers and potentials causes positive changes in those around us and throughout the world.


    Be the catalyst for your own transformation, contribute to the global shift in consciousness and discover life purpose everywhere you look with this extraordinary book.


    Will is a Zen Practitioner, a student of A Course in Miracles, a yogi, a science geek and was recently initiated as a Sufi. As a social entrepreneur, transformational coach, inspirational speaker and wisdom teacher, he divides his time between Australia and England. His teaching itinerary includes continental Europe and North America.


    He is touring the U.S. through November. Check out his calendar!


    Special Offer! Discover new videos, blogs, books and exclusive super early bird deals for workshops and retreats, plus receive a gift of the entire first chapter of Blessed With A Brain Tumor at www.WillPye.com.

  • 01:30

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell - Brain Injury Bonding

    in Education

    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 others family in many cirumstances. 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 masters degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marraiges, and careers who are brilliant and well mannored.


    So many in the public dont understand who we are. They don't understand this could be them in a moments 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!

  • Another Fork in the Road: Former NFL San Fran 49er, George Visger & Brain Injury

    in Education

    Former NFL San Fran 49er, George Visger had many concussions during his years playing organized football. His turning point came when he had a severe concussion during the 1981 Super Bowl season with the San Francisco 49ers in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.


    George has good advice for brain injury survivors. “Turn your negative into a positive and touch people’s lives. Focus on your positives."


     


    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

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