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Interviewer: Brain Injury Awareness Month you find...
Kevin A. Phillips: Superfluous
Kevin A. Phillips: You're going to regulate Brain Injuries to a Month?
Interviewer: Oh, come on.
Kevin A. Phillips: What do you do with yours? Which month is Drama Awareness Month?
Interviewer: (pause) Well, I'm not a Dumb Retard Asking for More Attention (D.R.A.M.A.)
Kevin A. Phillips: Okay, Which is Ignorance Awareness month?
Interviewer: there isn't one.
Kevin A. Phillips: Oh really? Why Not? Do you want one?
Kevin A. Phillips: Right, neither do I, I live with my Brain Injury every single day.
Interviewer: How are we going to fix this?
Kevin A. Phillips: Stop beLIEving something is wrong and start UNDERSTANDing each other more.
Join us tonight as Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie bring to light some misperceptions that could inhibit your FUNctionality about Brain Injury Awareness the 11 other months out of the year.
Brain Injury Round Table is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding your brain injury and how to change your life for the better. Brain Injury Round Table is a place of discovery and exploration of the sacred moments in ordinary events. It is a place where you will find your center when the world is spinning out of control. In so doing you will unlock secrete pathways in your heart and gain greater enlightenment. So be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the World.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness we will revisit two previous guests of Brain Injury Round Table. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the amazing Cheryl Kempf and the intrepid Tai Campbell. Tonight we catch up with these two survivors for updates on their selfless advocacy since their last appearance on the show.
Cheryl is Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council for the state of Texas. She also shares her story with audiences in an effort to inspire awareness and motivate change. Under her leadership the council has been involved changing the world for brain injury survivors through new legislation. Tonight, Cheryl will describe their activities and bring us up to date on their progress. You can reach Cheryl at Ckwords@aol.com
Our other very special guest tonight is Tai Campbell, a survivor of two severe childhood brain injuries. Tai is a tireless activist who is leading the effort to take back his community by empowering the youth of his community to create a better world. Since his last appearance on the show he has lobbied business and civic leaders to expand job development. Yesterday he took part in Brain Injury Awareness activities at the U. S. Capitol. He'll report on what he heard and said. You can reach Tai at www.tbocn.org.
March is brain injury awareness month, there are so many stories, so many successes that survivors have had. Let us share some of those stories tonight. Kind of an open mic night about brain injury stories. Your story could be the story that helps someone through their challenges and hard times so please share your story tonight
Listen in tonight and make sure you call in and share your individual story, be that voice in the dark of the night be you
So why after all these years of brain injury awareness campaigns that started in 1983, that there is still little known about brain injury? Aren’t people listening or don’t they care? Tonight, we will talk about how long brain injury awareness has been happening and what else we can do to make brain injury awareness a reality. Why isn't there more discussions about creating cost effective brain injury services and discussing the recovery process after brain injury? Who benefits from all our hard work to make people aware of brain injuries? Why is brain injury the most lucrative field in rehabilitation medicine and yet little known about what a brain injury is and how best to treat it? Why is that advocacy groups only talk about problems after a brain injuries instead of solutions many of us face after a brain injury? Who benefits from all our hard work to make people, doctors and lawyers aware of these solutions? Good questions. Listen to tonight’s show - call in and share your ideas and recommendations. Thank You!
Tonight, Ken Collins will talk about brain injury awareness and who is getting helped by all this awareness. Ken will talk about the many brain injury awareness efforts he has been involved with since 1985. After all these years of brain injury awareness and advocacy why it is the public, legislators and health are care professionals not aware of brain injury? How says we need more brain injury awareness? When does brain injury awareness become just another way to market obscenely expensive services and the thieves who are stealing the lives of people with brain injuries for their own personal gain and prosperity? When those of us who are concerned about this problem speak up we are labeled as trouble makers or worse. Are all the brain injury survivor sites on Facebook helping people with brain injuries or the industry that is making billions of dollars exploiting people with brain injuries? What role can people with brain injuries play in creating community-based services for people with brain injuries? When does sitting around waiting for something to change without doing anything help the process?
EVERY BRAIN INJURY MATTERS - BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS – WITH Craig Sicilia
Lots of new shows on brain injury radio, lots of new projects such as “CLOSING THE GAP IN BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS” awareness campaign, and tonight we will feature Mick Beaman, and his upcoming show starting in Feb, Lori Faitel as she shares the new on-line support groups that have been in live testing mode, having the bugs out of it by its launch in February. Hoping to call in Mia and talk about her newly released book and Maybe we might even hear from racecar extraordinaire Kevin Butterfield.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW RADIO SHOW TELL US TONIGHT
So much going on in the world of brain injury, let us talk about the possibilities. Change is never easy and it begins with us, let us be the change that helps us live a life we can only imagine.
We are calling 2015 YEAR OF THE SURVIVOR bringing change and awareness to those who actually are living with the effects of brain injury. Just like it should be, this is a “NO BRAINER” pun intended.
AND TONIGHT A NEW EPISODE OF PHONE ZAPP -
Rise Up After Brain Injury Hosted by Craig Sicilia
Being Aware - Creating Awareness - What are people aware of
Sherry Johnson of TBI Awareness sharing their passion of bringing awareness and spreading the word, about what it means to live with a brain injury as a mother of a child with a brain injury trying to get the word out to who ever she can.
as Well ( DJ (Dave) Asselin of Team Hi Level with a update on rehab in America from the gut of the system, a system that is confusing even for those with out a brain injury. Our topic how to get your questions answered which is something DJ is not getting as he sits in a Florida rehab center trying to figure out whats going on.
Do you have something you need to share tonight come on in and join our show for interactive conversation.
.Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries. I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com .
The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.
Please join us as we welcome Steven Sadleir as our guest. Steven is Director of the Self Awareness Institute which was founded in 1985 at the suggestion of his guru Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi, and has since grown to thousands in over 120 countries. He is a recognized Kundalini Master and Siddha Yogi, having completed Yoga Tapas under Sri Sri Sri Shivabalayogi Maharaj.
Swamiji is also a best-selling author, host of Enlightenment Radio, and appears in two recent movies on spirituality. He received a Master’s in Economics from the University of Wales, in the United Kingdom, worked in economics and finance for many years, but retired early to teach and write full time. Swamiji now conducts distance learning programs, meditation teacher training and conducts seminars and retreats worldwide.
For further information please visit SelfAwareness.com
Many of us have hard days in life just as anyone else does but with a brain injury, coping strategies are hugely different.
Positive reinforcement may need to come from family, friends, and caregivers but how can we do it within ourselves?
Emotional impacts on the brain injured have a different level than the general public but it isn't impossible to achieve rewards through positive coping strategies. Let's discuss what we do to help, ideas what may be better, and alternative measures than medication.
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Juliet Madsen has served in the US Army since she was 17-years old. She was involved in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While serving her country, Juliet suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and at least one stroke, which changed her life forever.
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
Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries. I'd like to thank all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com
The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change live for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.