Daniel was just doing his job high atop a telephone pole where he was repairing lines for a cable company. He fell about 20 feet and suffered a traumatic brain injury making him permanently disabled. Daniel battles with fatigue, memory, balance, and pain daily, but, he says that what he misses the most is his memory. Now, Daniel is making new memories. On March 30th, Daniel will cycle from New Jersey to San Francisco, a trip that he expects to complete by the end of June. Daniel hopes to raise awareness for TBI along the way. His ride is called, "TBI To Victory."
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!
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