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People have heard about brain injury but they really don't think about until it happens to them, which at that point it is all they or anyone they know can talk about. It is a sinister injury that can change everything in a blink of an eye, and as it goes on misunderstood the dark side of a person a new person starts to emerge, spouses suddenly in a relationship with a stranger, even the survivor does not know themselves. Lost alone and frightened learn about it before it’s too late, before it can take you or a loved one’s life away forever, the more you know the better you will be. You are not along there are millions of us among you. We represent over 70% of those in prison and even more of the homeless. Together we can stop the devastating effects of this sinister injury that can last a life time. One that is big business over 75 billion a year, where the rich control the destiny of the lost for a buck. Let us make a world where we are accepted not jailed or isolated, empowered not controlled. One where we embrace this new person to be a better, braver, strong more creative and productive part of society.

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Terry Niemann has had three brain injuries. Her husband, Drew Niemann, is not only her spouse and friend, but he's also her caregiver. Drew and Terry join together in their podcast, "A Battle Within" to raise awareness of brain injury. I was a guest on their show on October 12, 2020. Look for 086: Speaking Out with David Figurski Ph.D. and Donna O'Donnell Figurski. (https://abattlewithin.com/category/episodes/page/2/) 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 blog and website. Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com Author of Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver's Tale: donnafigurski.com Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com
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My scheduled guest had a family emergency and could not be on this show. I scheduled a show on nutrition, rather than pet nutrition, instead. Our guest tonight, Ava Marie Linthicum, strives to empower individuals to live a healthy and... more

My guest tonight is Ian (Powell) McCullum, author of From Grave to Cradle to Now -The Health Care Professional Edition. The book is a father's account of his families journey with a traumatically brain injured son, who they were told would... more

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To kick off our May series, our guest tonight is Shannon Wallace. Who is an, International advocate & speaker, professional vocalist, actor & voice-over talent, along with the: CEO/Founder of Musical Memory Care. Shannon, is a 25+ year... more

Brain injury is hard to take. It comes with various hardships. So how do survivors and their caregivers get by? I learned that having a good attitude and being grateful has helped David and me through the past 16+ years. Join me tonight... more

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Having a traumatic brain injury is one thing. It's horrible and we walk away with both physical and emotional challenges. Then .. Learn to cope with any damage that was done. Now, imagine being made aware you have a possible... more

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