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Love disability & Equal Rights! Dream Catchers with LesPaul
When people with disabilities fall in love our own government often gets in the way and tries to make it very hard, if not totally impossible for people just because they have a disability to fall in love, get married, and live the American dream!
Often couples with disabilities who want to get married, have to decide to shack up instead of get married, have their benefits cut, removed, or be told, it’s better for you not to get married and live together, even if it is against your own religious beliefs. This is wrong! Is time to take a stand is time for people everywhere to let freedom ring for equality for people with disabilities to live just like everyone else and fall in love and get married.
To access the show clicking the link above or dialing 424-243-9540. Toll-free inside the USA dial 855-473-3711 Toll-free outside the USA dial 202-559-7907
This will be part of tonight’s topic, and it’s a big one, so I hope you’ll call in and join in on the fun and in a serious topic, and help us come up with real solutions for people with TBI disabilities everywhere to let the Liberty Bell of freedom ring for marriage equality!
SSDI versus SSI why such a big fight with the Government
forced to live single or lose your benefits or cuts in pay
the US government versus people with disabilities
the ADA and the pursuit of happiness
Join forces with us as we fight the struggle together, one disability survivor and one dream at a time here on dream catchers. We believe that people with and without disabilities should be able to live your own life as freely as possible, whether they have a disability or not come join the fight!
Dream Catchers - Live, Love, & Dreams fulfilled - LesPaul & Tae
Have you ever felt like something is missing from your life or something bigger and better is waiting just around the corner but it always seems to stay just out of sight and beyond your reach? Well to me that’s what being a Dream Catcher is all about!
Well Tonight Tae and I are goanna dare you all to take a peak around the corner and help you find out just what is missing or what might be hiding right in front of you all the time that you just might not see!
All the stuff you do from Day to Day seem like you haven’t accomplished much but when Months pass you look back and before you know it you find out you did more than you though you ever thought you could do
When the right time comes going back into the arms of your Family or re acquainting yourself with old friends can be a rewarding and very fulfilling journey wether it’s using social media like Skype, Facebook, and so on and using whatever your support system you may have including us right here at Brain Injury Radio to bring about change that is good for everyone.
Dream Catchers – Disability Awareness Garden - Planting the Seeds of Hope LesPaul
One day I was driving down the road on a beautiful sunny day when like a flash out of the heavens, images just started blasting through my mind! I had to pull off of the road grab a notebook out of the back of my car and start writing it all down. It was beyond belief.
Out of nowhere, where did this come from I said aloud to myself as it appeared to me as a vision out of the blue. I pulled quickly of a very busy road stunned in disbelief and also awestruck by the beauty of what I had seen in the vision!
I suddenly heard in my mind say you want to build a Brain Injury Garden? I sat there thinking where did this come from as I pulled off of the highway onto the curb as I close my eyes and vividly saw a botanical garden of setting with flowers of multiple colors and styles, plants and shrubs of all different types and I mean gorgeous not your typical.
Tonight I want to challenge people with and without brain injuries and other disabilities to help me build this disability awareness Garden to show the beauty of the lives that live on and fight for freedom and dignity and in memory of those who have passed! Join me in a beautiful discussion as we sit down and plant the seeds of hope of awareness around the globe!!! Bring you gardening tools as we begin planting the hope for tomorrow today!!!
Dream Catchers with Les Paul
People with disabilities are some of the coolest most resilient people in the World and yet I as a peer certified councilor often run into a lot of people with disabilities who are feeling week and tired or have the blues. I am going to say to that it’s time for a change of mindset and discover your opportunities to success!!!
The Empowerment Zone was created just for that purpose and to help you discover a whole World of opportunity exists out there in the realm of the Independent Living Movement and that its time to shoot for the Stars now and take life head on and begin to live it no matter what disability you may have!
Tonight’s Topics will include:
The power of Music as a recovery tool
Positive ways of developing New Skills
Empowering your own life
Peer Support and Advocacy and why we all need it
Open floor open Mic
Have Your Dreams Ever Been Broken, Shattered, or Destroyed? Join us as we unite in peace around the World!
Well, if they have you come to the right place. To me a Dream Catcher is much more than a catchy slogan. It’s a bold new way of life following the Native American Indian way, as explained below.
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
Dream Catchers With Les Paul Airs on BIRN 7pm to 10pm Eastern Time 7:00 Pacific all 50 States in the USA and 36 Countries around the World.
If you live In the USA dial 424-243-9540, or toll free 855-473-3711 if outside the USA dial 202-559-7907 toll free. On demand listening available minutes after live show ends 24/7/365!
So join me as your dreams fly through the air in living color and boldly challenge yourself to take on a life and of adversity with the new clearness and bold way of thinking you not just a person with the brain injury or disability, but as a person protected by the Americans with disability act, the ADA, which can empower you to have a brave, strong heart no matter what your disability.
No matter what life is done has tossed at you together we can change the World so join us as we all Catch our Dreams together sincerely, LesPaul the Dream Catcher on brain injury radio. Dream on Survivors!!!
The Masters of Brain Injury, Dream Catchers with LesPaul
The Augusta Brain Injury Support group which I Co facilitate meets only about a half mile from the most Beautiful and important Golf Course in the World, The Augusta National and home of the Masters Tournament! It’s a place where Dreams Come True and hearts are broken and the best of the best In Golf meet toe to toe and head to head in the most important Golf tournament in the World!!!
Tonight we are going to talk about how we as survivors can Master our Brain Injuries and learn to become overcomes, Champions, and winners again!!!!
In The Masters Tournament it’s the smallest nuances can determine who wins the game or loses the game so tonight let’s talk about the small Nuances of Brain Injury that can make a the biggest difference in your recovery, So join me Tonight as we develop real life solutions to living as Independently as posible after surviving a disability and empowering others to follow along on the way.
Identity Crisis - Dream Catchers - LesPaul
I have to admit that when I look back at my life before and after TBI I had struggles and challenges but the difference in before and after is that because of how severe my injuries where I lost control of my life and everyone from Doctors, to Family, members, care givers had to sit back and watch the horror of what I was going through while at the same time given little or no hope of my recovery.
My goal Tonight Is to show you using several examples that there is great hope and encouragement in a life and a future after TBI so I hope you will come with an open mind put on your thinking cap and get ready to rumble because we as survivors can also become thrives so put on you sun glasses and get ready to take a ride with me LesPaul the Dream Catcher
My Identity Crisis began when everyone who thought they knew my outcome was proven wrong one after another but at the same time my role as an Independent single Man was slowly vanishing away as my conditions appeared to no chance of success but they were wrong!!!!!
Often after Injury people want to live our lives for us but I am here tonight to say survivors take charge of your destiny and Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister or whoever back off a bit and give survivors a chance to do it independently and learn a whole new kind of life after Brain Injury which will change the World for survivors everywhere!
Dream Catchers - with LesPaul - BIRN
Les Paul Morgan is a dedicated Peer Support and Advocacy Specialist and works for Walton Options for Independent Living which is a Center for Independent Living and in his search to find support for Brain Injury and Aneurism survivors discoverd the Brain Injury Survivors Network and from that day forward was bitten by the Brain Injury Radio Bug and have been involved every since!
He leads 2 brain injury support groups, the first one being the CSRA Dream Catchers affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina in North Augusta and 2nd being the Augusta brain injury support group, which is affiliated with the brain injury Association of Georgia, each group is a dedicated team of survivors who just don’t understand the word no, and can’t!
We are about inclusion for all, Advocacy for everyone, and empowering people with traumatic brain injuries and related disabilities to understand the peer to peer role in a support group, which can be one person meeting with another or in other ways too. It can be large groups of people meeting to advocate either way peer suppor and advocacy are very powerful support and recovery tools that will change your life for the better forever!!!
Tonight is going to be about the real life heart to heart struggles that survivors are going through around the World. Because I work for an Independent Living Center which is a civil rights organization run bye and for people with disabilities I sit in a unique position to offer peer Support and Advocacy as both a survivor and as a peer support specialist with a disability who aqlso lives the struggle so I need support as well!!!
Stop thinking of disability as a loss but instead a way to learn and discover new and positive traits about yourself. If you don’t know it yet you the survivor offer the best recovery tools available when you dare to make a difference and start fighting all of the negative self-talk and get motivated to live a bold new life without limits and take back your destiny.
Special Note. I may play a prerecorded show for the 1st 45 minutes or more tonight due to my own personal struggles that I am going through right now but once I finish and I hope to do so early I will come on live and we will do a live call in show!
Can you develop a sixth sense or have premonition after TBI? Yes you can! Late the other night I decided to go to the 24 hour grocery store. The traffic was very light. I decided to take my dog bandit with me because he did not want to be alone. Once we were both in the car in the engine was running. I had a strange feeling come over me. The feeling of concern that if I wasn't very careful something could go very wrong
I started watching both sides of the road frequently as if something was out there and I had an annoying feeling that if I didn’t watch out, something could go very wrong. So I continued at about 15 mph below the speed limit, but nothing happened. As I headed home I still had that feeling when like a premonition all of a sudden I just dropped my speed almost to a stop, and lo and behold, there were two baby Dears standing facing my car and if I wouldn't have been going slow. I will surely hit both of them!
When you feel that your TBI has got you down and out and lonely. You need to start searching deep inside for your 6th sense because it felt like angels were looking out for bandit and I and the two beautiful little dears.
So tonight were going to talk about honing in on your sixth sense because personally I believe that God and angels are watching out for us, and even when we feel alone and hurting we are not alone! I believe they are watching listening out for us when we least expect it and I know it because I felt it very strongly!!!
Join me in the discussion and share your stories to tonight on dream catchers with Les Paul
If you would like to call in dial 424-249-9540 and join in with the chat room to if you wold like.
Dream Catchers with Les Paul
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!
The Early Bird Midnight Special! - Dream Catcher - Les Paul
At 22 Years of age I was young and pre TBI. I was feeling very heathy and taking on the future like on like a Mad Man on a mission when an AVM in my brain that had been hiding quietly erupted like a violent Volcano in my Brain from Birth struck from deep within my Brain as fast as lightning as I Screamed for help collapsing to the cement floor of the Factory that I worked as the fire of the explosive Aneurism in my brain hit me with blunt and brutal Fury from deep within my Skull with murderous intent!
I had visons of both being a professional Moto Cross Racer and a singer song writer musician and yet there I was screaming in pain like never before fighting for my very existence. The Good News is I am still here alive and kick wiring many permeant battle scars and even though I had several more surgeries all over my brain I have lived long enough to be thankful for all the pain and even can say I feel blessed. How about you do you feel week tired and angry or do you view life through a different lens that say no matter what keep on moving and fight not only for your own Independence but as a freedom Fighter for Justus and good for all people with disabilities.
Tonight I’m calling my show the Midnight early Bird Special because in my mind I say it’s time to celebrate success and heck even failure if you dare to believe in your Dreams because failure is just another word for survivors who are inspired to go back jack and do it again and again until we find out yes indeed life is good and worth living if you only give you self a chance and fight for the future with all the gusto you can muster up!!!
We will Talk and chat tonight so be ready to share your stories and listen to some great Indi music because and life is good and well worth living here at Dream Catchers a place where people come to listen, Learn, talk, and feel like part of the community again!