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  • 00:57


    in Health

    While adoption is an option for many patients who want to build a family after cancer treatment, the process of can be long, difficult and very expensive. Joining us to share their experience and insight into this process are Matt and Heidi Cahill, both of whom are young adult survivors and caregivers to each other. Survivor Spotlight on young adult lymphoma survivor Samantha Stanley.

  • 02:35

    Traumatized Brain - Mood, Memory, Behavior on Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners. He is a neuropsychiatrist at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center and is affiliated with Duke’s Departments of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine. Dr. Vaishnavi’s new book, published by Johns Hopkins Press, is titled THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN: A FAMILY GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MOOD, MEMORY, AND BEHAVIOR AFTER BRAIN INJURY. ABC News Journalist and TBI survivor Bob Woodruff said, in his endorsement of the book, “If ever there was a book that truly could save your life it would be this one.”  THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores.


    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

  • 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 

  • 03:00

    Holistic Healing Strategies for Brain Injury on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Dr. Karen Kan is a holistic physician and acupuncturist specializing in energy & spiritual medicine, and is the author of the #1 Bestselling book, Guide to Healing Chronic Pain - A Holistic Approach. We will discuss strategies she recommends for people overcoming brain injuries who have symptoms of: disturbed sleep, brain fog, poor memory, fatigue and problems focusing. Remote brain balncing LIVE ..You bet!

    Dr. Karen will discuss how to improve your home environment, nutrition, and balance your energy in order to optimize your natural healing abilities.  She'll also talk about the concept of Brain Balancing and how to "test" to see whether your brain and nervous system is in "healing mode" or "stress mode" and what to do if it needs correcting.  For more information about Dr. Karen watch the New Frontiers in Energy Medicine video at www.KarenKan.com.  Sign up to receive a free excerpt of her bestselling book and access to five of her Fast Track Your Healing online classes absolutely free. For a copy of Dr. Karen's Advanced Brain Balancing Protocol, go to www.PatchTrainingTeam.com

    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.

    Front portion of show is a featured guest. 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

  • 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.

  • 01:21

    Another Fork in the Road: Panel - Daily Living, Organization, & Brain Injury

    in Education

    Organization is important in all living, but it become essential with someone living with a brain injury. Survivor, Lisa Dryer, and caregiver, Jeannette Davidson-Mayer, will join me to discuss this topic and share ideas on how they make their lives and those of their families easier through keeping organnized.

    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

  • 00:44


    in Health

    Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST with host Denise Messenger for a live show!  We will be talking with special guest  Kim Spadaro. Modern-day Renaissance woman!   She survived a brain tumor and was treated at Mayo Clinic.  She will be educating us on what the signs and symptoms are to look out for.  We will hear about her experience and what others can do if afflicted with this health issue.  Kim studied clinical aromatherapy for healing purposes and practical application into hospitals and specifically, the Wolfson’s Childrens’ Hospital to which she stands as a Board Member today.   She started her own company, Spadaro Fragrance which opened its doors in 2011. You asked for it and we deliver!






  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    Hello Everyone!

    The holidays are quickly approaching and we want to talk about what that does to a person with a brain injury. I enjoy this time of the year but there are some people who don't. Join us!

  • 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



  • 01:12

    Brain Injury Communication w/ Host Michael Idell-Beating a Positive Drum in Life

    in Education

    Please join us to learn a positive approach to a better life with co-host and special guest Executive Vice President National Seizure Disorders Foundation, David Paul. 

    We are talking about beating a drum for a positive change in life and concentrating on stress relievers.  People need to ask themselves "What does not work in my my life and how do I change it?" Too many people concentrate on what's wrong instead of what needs to make them better.

    The concentration should be "I need to focus on a better life to get there."



    Please check out our resources and our non-profit websites to become members, see our support services we offer and get involved in team work in the community.



  • 01:40

    Flawed to Fantastic - Brain Injury and Autism - Ways to Cope

    in Health

    BTR Show for 11-05-2015 - Guest: Hannah Sharp

    My special guest, Hannah Sharp owns her own clothing store, physically trains friends and family and teaches a weekly exercise class for individuals with developmental disabilities. She has studied nutrition and specializes in vitamins and all natural herbal supplements. Growing up with a sister who has Autism shaped the person that Hannah is today. It is her hope that the spread of awareness by the Autism Awareness organization will help others come to grasp an understanding of the spectrum and what it entails in an individual's life, as well as the lives around them. 

    High Spirits Clothing promotes positive lifestyles, self and mutual respect, with gratitude and appreciation.


    Your host: Fantastic Frank Johnson was trapped in a fire and carried out in a body bag! He survived and thrives today by helping thousands of people with a TBI and/or any other challenges to overcome them.


    Fantastic Frank’s inspired, free newsletter and guide: www.turndisabilitytoability.com


    Fantastic Frank’s other resources: www.fantasticfrankjohnson.com


    Book Fantastic Frank to speak at your event:

         Email- Frank@fantasticfrankjohnson.com


    Thank you for listening!