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'TMDS' tonight will be hosted by Professional Challenge Coach Deborah Berry. This special BrainInjuryRadio telecast will also see Matt Duffin, sitting on the 'other' side of his desk, as Ms. Berry "interviews the interviewer" as the former BIRN host will straighten Matt's act up with her skillful approach in the often overlooked TBI thoughts of:
"The Secrets Behind Closed Doors" - There is no Taboo...
The secrets we keep locked up behind doors, which have NOT been discussed before on BIRN. Deb digs deep into Matt's untold story and opens some hidden truths about his life, and indeed, Deborah's own life and survival.
Shhhhh!! This is sacred. Hush-hush subjects most people keep quiet, when, in fact, most TBI Survivors have alike situations and thoughts. Want Deborah to answer a Taboo question you have? E-mail her prior to Sunday at Deborah@SurvivorsPayItForward.com. Ask her to share a taboo story you are dying to understand better, or would like to see Matt squirm - have her ask him! You do not have to talk On Air, and you will remain anonymous.
TUNE IN AND HEAR THE LINE UP, as Matt will return to his desk in the later hours. Traumatic Brain Injury = TBI. TBI = To Be Informed. www.deborahberry.com and www.survivorspayitforward.com. Ah, vacation. Reservations again this year at the Milton Hilton, close to the corn waves. For the next few weeks (5-ish) TMDS will offer replays of "The Best of Duffin" (quit laughing). Not going to do nothing, except recover at ease, ride my bike, mow, have a yard sale, play Miracle Baseball, Coach Miracle Baseball, join Racer's for TBI Awareness, go Back-to-BICS-Basics, write, & celebrate my 6th re-birthday!
Back to basics. I find our TBI-selves "too smart" at times, to directional, to advanced, to authoritive on what we "assume" we know. Uh, in 2008, for several months - I did not even know my name (other than Matt). So, I can only assume, I really didn't, or don't, know much. With as much time I've been spending learning to live again? How could I?
But I have learned an avenue of TBI Recovery, and study TBI Awareness. OK, promote TBI Awareness. Why? From any angle of a brain injury, if you don't at least understand why this world needs awareness, then you must be greatly lost. Help us save the world tonight. Explain just WHAT your TBI is Aware of...
I hope to bring God into the picture tonight as well. Afterall, its Sunday, plus I met a new friend this week. Plus, baseball and racinig IS God's way. TBI Survival? YOU tell me...
Now then, is it August yet? Has anyone seen my vacation? **whistle** "here boy"
(424) 243-9540 and press #1 upon recorded answer. I have a habit of making everyone 'share'; 'hand up' or not...
ReoccuringMerry Christmas from the staff of The Matt Duffin Show radio program (me). OK, Happy Holiday's covers all concepts of Jesus' moment of birth please just enjoy, safely. While we're at it, let's cover the wishes, thoughts and hopes for a jolly ol' time for my fellow BI Survivors and Caregivers (again, include me). **brag** Since I GRADUATE from 'TBI Social Skills" class on Monday, I'll show ya how to begin. Mingle, grab some punch and cookies. Smile, eye to eye. As you folks jog around with the spirited crowd, many of our special guests will be around for the night of holiday happiness. Singer and writer of the opening song says hello, Ms. Sharen Wendy Robertson; then a visit from super counselor John Hiatt to settle us in. County singer Bobby Dee will say 'hi y'all" and Cindy Brooks will remind us what a miracle life can be. We'll joke with Otto Thecomic, Mr./Dr. Kevin Butterfield as they stop by and say wish all well. In the Downtown Milton Studio is again Kelly Callahan and producer Doug Arthur - no bike, possibly on a reindeer (depends on weather - forecast looks lcy). Dawn and Baily give me inspriation, and a big howdy. Dad can answer questions of how it felt 72 years ago, as he woke up at Pearl Harbor. Lumnosity has give TMDS a bag of presents to give away, so either come sit on Santa's lap (me again) for sign up for a name on BlogTalk (easy, we can do it!) and join our chat room and communicate with us. (staff members or their next wife of TMDS not eligable). I may give a "couple-few" away phone, let's see how it goes. 10 available. However, join me LIVE!, and if you arrive to sit on Santa's lap, you can't lose! We have candy & apples, oranges. Now, tell me what YOU want for Christmas...
"Oh the weather outside is delightful;
Inside, I'm froze, and fr-fr-fr-frightful.
And there's really NO PLACE to go.
AC off, AC off - It is COLD!
I met up again with death this week, Raced FOR Time (if not my life), sweated in the yard and ice cycled off dripped off those beads - once back in the charming abode operated by the talented AC system I own. Real talented! And again, I own said equiptment, but the HVAC seems to control me. It feels like Feb inside the studio!
The week - started off sad, ended sad. Wonder if there is a theme there? Months worth of hopes and preparations, goals to achieve. Well, I achieved them, sorta kinda, but the path along the venture took a low road looking up. Why? I never did pull my chin up - even with a future at hand. If so, maybe the smile would of been brighter? Dunno. You tell me. How do you feel with a TBI, when 'stuff' seems at hand, the 'finale' in sight of a driven goal then BOOM. Will make a wondering mind stay focused - on the sad. Death, part of life. Or in our cases, part of life again and again. Stroke you wings, adore them but certainly share them. An Angel did for you...
Race4Time was a great, fun day of racing for those who don't race that often, or ever. The good Doctor, Mr. Kevin Butterfield promises made smiles. I met John Mills, Susan Hancock, and Race4Time Media Champion Ric Dee of our local G-101.3 FM station and, well, lets just say my 'weather reports' from FOX59 in Indy will provide a different "insight".
Let's just talk. No plans, but excitement a goal (and a more 'unfriendly' AC). Deborah Berry sits at my desk next week, filling in as I'm starting my vacation at the Time Clock; 2:00 A.M. sharp!
It's Saturday Night on BrainInjuryRadio, and this is Matt Duffin. The problem is not in you set...
While I've a neuro 'keeper' in Dr. Dawn Neusome on Sunday, we'll have a 'sneak peak' preview on Brain Injury Reasearch. So, gather in for 'class', its about 13 minutes long. Then its recess! I mean, ain't I the only host with Saturday School? Yes, and I'm trying to catch up! Danged snow....
We can toddle in mind about the slippery weather, cold weather, or simply Winter weather, but I don't want to leave out Florida or Hawaii. In fact, rather be there, giving you an 'on the spot' report. So, let's talk. I had a treamendous reply to TMDS on Strokes last week, mostly great. Then, there is Great Britton. I mean't well, Mate, had stroke survivors by my side.
I miss Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroid, Belushi and so many more origional guest hosts of SNL. Thanks for inviting me, and understanding I'm a bit slow.
Special Musical Guest Hosts is gonna rock your socks! Note: Put on slippers.
TMDS, BIRN, TBI Survivors Network, Race4Time, The Brain Injury Association of America, The Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Breathless Performance Racing, John Mills Racing, 'Over The Wall' host Jean Kinser Dana, Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Ernie Francis, "the remarkable" Ernie Ty Francis Jr (Trans Am Champ now, and future NASCAR Champion - I called it) have united to 'form' an auto racing 'team' to promote Brain Injury Awareness (I'll slide Recovery in, eventually...).
TOO COOL, and so needed. The intent is to provide information, discuss TBI with fellow Survivors who literally "banged their head against a wall", bring our everyday Brain Injury Family to the race tracks, meet the drivers and be guests, promote 'Guest Passes' to events for donors, and, well, much much MUCH more. BI Awareness where it needs to be - Racing, of the most popular sports world wide. The NFL can avoid the serious condition with a marketing 'ploy' all they want, but Racin' is the true 'game' across International Date Lines.
Join me tonight, and of course Sam Way, as we sit down with the Francis's and discuss racing, BI's and the future of Awareness. Doc and Jean are expected to join in, and share a lot of good news. Have I mentioned South Africa? Gina Gee is literally prancing around the Cape, awaiting a Skype call in tonight. Me too. She's an Angel of Hope, Mercy and Life. Not as is, but as will be. Uh, my staff of "one" currently has been a bit over worked this week. It's Water Ski time for RHI Sports this week approaching, as is time with Dr. Dawn Neumann and the new IU Interface Program of Imagining Research. Plus, its Father's Day, and Pop and I always go to a baseball game if possible.
So, take me out to the ballgame, and bring me back in time for Racin' tonight.
Join the TMDS Cannibas Cures Carousel, grab your pony or unicorn or tiger by the tail. The last in a four part series on Medical Marijuana, the rights, the wrongs. Uh, pass the bong!
At least a dozen or more Medical Marijuana support folks of very high, and not so 'high' but high caliber guests will openly discuss the positives about 'pot, er, ah, cannabis. Hemp. Weed. Mary Jane. "Just Say Yes!" We are comning!
TBI Survivors, parents of Epilepsy stricken children, cancer kids and much much more. Debbie Wilson and Sue Root will help control TMDS's "Hoosier Hooter One" as we spin the merry-go-round. Hold on tight.
Expected with Sue, Debbie and Jasmine are Jason Cranford of the Hope Foundation, NORML,, Paige Figi Realm and parent also with epileptic child, Drew Bright a Florida Activist, Jeanette Bokland a Cannabis activist, Kara Kampmeyer of the Angels of Mercy, Joe Cain - radio host and Michigan Activist, Amy Case King of Texas NORML, Mo Barnhart, Dahlia's Law whose daughter has cancer, Renee Petro Cannamom whose son has rare seizures disorder F.I.R.E.S., and more. Of course co-host Sam Way will chime in from Canada - my inspiration. Get a ticket, two for a 'free' and we spin around the Cannabis Cures Carousel.
D.J., you're so on our mind, thoughts and prayers. From the TBI Survivors Network's BrainInjuryRadio division - hand salute, God Speed in fair winds and following seas...
TMDS 'cast' ROCKED deep inside the the Brain Injury community, as well as the multi-trauma's that affect every day life of Survivors. The true, inspiring, driven, athletes who represent the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program. In Celebration of the 19th Annual event at Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis. Ms. Tammy D'ercole was my date, all dressed in lovely (yes, no hat for me - even a jacket!) as over 200 star lighted guests, honoree's and supporters of the Para-olypics gold medal winners, to wheelchair competitors of all designated sports, skiiers (me), blind baseball players, fencers, rowng and kayact, basketball and so many more. Yep, Miracle Baseball mades its initial representation. In all, with the Athleticly Adapted Heroes, Doctor super stars of today and tomorrow and wealthy businessmen supporting aside, it was a "inpirational, enlightening, hope instilling, tearful and joyous, laughter and 'down right fun" a "couple" representing braininjuryradio.com at table #11 was overheard saying. Jake Patrick directed his event in prime time style, with limos normally reserved for nearby Lucus Oil Stadium patrons outside. Jacqui Kapinowski, was honored with the 2014 Visions of Victory Award, which will sit in her numerously decorated personal trophy case. Wait until you hear her, and yes, you will personally one day soon, and in an event interview with yours truely. Also, Mr. Patrick, Emmy and Peabody Award winning Emcee Karen Hensel, fencing extrodinare winning- student Cat Bouwkamp and more. So much to tell, and a fine assistant to share with me.
We wish to hear any efforts, athletic or recreational endeavors or thoughts for trauma lives, who live on the edge, because they've already walked a tight rope, and do daily. Like you, like me.
Gentlemen, start your engines! John Mills, Dr. Butterfield and more professional racing drivers will join TMDS tonight, in explaination of the trauma already built in behind the wheel - before the start of the race. Are Race Car Drivers aware of the possible complications of being the fastest? Yes, kinda. But like any pro, in any profession, they are out to do their best - regardless of the 'chuck holes' in the way. And in racing, where the up-close speeds, dramatic side-by-side racing can take its toll even with helmets and all the safety put into the cars, folks still crash and burn. A helmet or harness straps don't necessarily stop the sudden impact, causing a shift in the brain. Fans eww and ahhh, but once the debris is cleared, if's back to racin'.
John Mills is returning to Trans-Am racing, after a horrific wreck at Mid-Ohio Speedway in 2008. You'll enjoy his talks, his story, his survival and effort. And our recent efforts! John is prepared to return behind the wheel of Trans-Am Auto Racing and, well, as the legendary Tom Carnigie would say "And He's ON IT!"
With Dr. Kevin Butterfield, we wish to coordinate and discuss our efforts to do just that. Me? "Race4Time.org" but one baby step at a time, such all TBI recovery. The sanctioning bodies, race tracks, TBI Survivors Network, Brain Injury Network, TMDS and all of us in concern will unite our engines. By GOD, after all this work and effort, its time to stick Brain Injury Radio onto the Starting Grid and "they're off!" (424) 243-9540 to talk, from 10 pm tonight until late. I'll be on the track until 2 am (EDT), finishing up my first 8-hour radio endurance race this weekend. Anybody seen that Caution Flag?
Of 'Irish' spud-boat heratige; its the eve of St. Patrick's Day Celebrations. Go ahead, even though of Irish-American creed, it's evidently ok to use the "I"-word around us.
There once was a man from Milton.
Who used the world as his Hilton.
Yet following death's creed;
He rose to his knees.
To share, humanity with its needs...
Midnight, for whom the bell tolls; we are all IRISH for a day. Then intended guest literally got 'green' on last nights meal, so now, there is no one but us? Nope, a big interview/lecture on Friday at the Rehab Hospital of Indiana took place. Dr. Chuck Bombardier, the University of Washingtono School of Medicine will discuss his 15-year findings on The Prevalence andImpact of Depression in the TBI, Spinal Cord and MS fields. Tremendous program, but keep your wits and thoughts with ya - he's quick. It wasn't a lecture of Survivors, no. Top of the nation rehab docs, researchers, therapist and neuro type folks of all high reaches was there. Then, there was me. A special invite, and a special moment. Listen, learn, decide, and, put your self in Mahlon's shoes for a day - he had to deal with me 'going back home'. Wait until you hear who I sat with!!! Brain Injury Radio is being well accepted within the State of Indiana, a national leader in TBI rehab and research. Go with me, uh, its my interview/recording. Dr. Hammond approved. We will also talk YOU, what you feel, want, need, wish for. Miss? Please, lets avoid that. March Madness began today with the draw. I'm pulling for XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Minus a guest, and large on vocals, let's Chat With Matt, formerly the most popular drink night in Canal Town!
Part II of: TMDS Declares May Med MJ Month!
I'll start with TBI's, and most BI's see life usually more 'gingerly' thru small amounts of marijuana intake. If you've never experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury, then you have to take out word for it. If not? Go experiencing you're own TBI is an option, or with an open mind (weed or no weed) listen to the guests, and be a caller. Tonight is your night to express your opinion on the positives of Medical Marijuana. Patient Rights tops my list, not the buzz.
I mean, if a buzz felt required by my inner soul any more, I can sit, duck my head, spin it real fast over and over and I will guarentee you I will catch a bigger buzz than you could ever imagine, or want. So, I won't proceed witht he demenstration. Take a toke to calm my nerves, slow the focus (so I have some focus) and enjoy the moment? You bet ya. Privately? People don't enject daily insulin shots in public do they?
Ms. Sue Root, mother of TBI Survivor Amy Root will join us again, God allowing so. Amy had a rough week, but could she of use Med MJ to calm her siezures? Not in Florida. Besides, I dunno, but her Mother thinks so. And Doctors and friends. THE Honorable Kevin Phillips, host of WTF on this network joins us, giving a military aspect on Med MJ. The Marine may surprise ya! NORML is in the fold, as I've been in contact with the Indiana Chapter and National Chapter in D.C. Looks positive (I like positive) for a call. An extended offer goes out still to Montel Williams for the 25th Memorial Gala, still awaiting a reply. But Sue's been hard at work, as is Debbie Wilson, who is away this week at a Conference on Patient Rights. Debbie will return next week, and will ROCK as always.
Sam Way, where are you? I best call Canada
Stress Management. That's a thought. Uh, so is owning the private, secluded (but replenished) island the S,S Minnow crashed on, now that Gilligan and crew are done with it. With a better hut, of course. But Stress is so hard to manage. The frustration from stress mounts into an explosion at times, from yelling to screaming to spinning around (I get so dizzy anymore). Lost focus, destruction of plans and its simply not a good 'copinng skill' to have. This is, its called "The 5 R's of Stress Management" by the originator, Brain Injury Coping Skills at RHI Neuro Center, or the Doc Lisa School of TBI & Family Center. Call, join us and share ideas and thoughts or TBI Stress Recognition, Relaxation, Reassuring, Relating and Recovery Do's and Don't. (424) 243-9540. Uh, sometimes an Activating Event through your Beliefs may see your Consequences requiring and solid Defense Attorney, which can be you, once learned to defend againnst your own alarming thoughts.
Race4Time (Race4Time.org) is next Saturday, all in one day now. Whoa, that's a bunch of racing, car showing, draging and 'funning'. Dr. Kevin Butterfield should call in, if done racing in Michigan today, however the lovely Susan Hancock will join us for what updated inforrmation needed. Susan, as I've talked, may be the MOST concenernd if not interested 'civilian' in the brain injury world I've met. But she's race track fast, call, give her information. And surely, Susan is tired of talking to me this week...
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