All of a sudden, anyone who is connected to a Brain Injury, their life becomes a little MoCrazy. A Brain Injury does shut some doors, but it also opens doors. This show will be talking to survivors, caregivers, therapists, anyone immediately involved with a Brain Injury to learn different ways to overcome this struggle and walk through new doors. Every single person who had a Brain Injury has new doors opened for them, take a leap of faith and walk through those doors.
In this show, I am going to be interviewing Erin Lieben.
The summer after high school Erin decided to try golf. A golf club came shooting across the sky and struck her head in the left frontal region, causing a contusion, multiple fractures, and a skull depression. It also caused Erin’s world to completely change. Her emotions were out of control. All of a sudden she couldn’t work. She couldn’t concentrate. She could not remember much at all. She was told she could not attend college but that didn’t stop her from trying. She could read. She just could not remember what she had read. College was going to be a lot tougher than Erin had thought. A lot happened in her life and now she works with a mental health agency.
Getting a Traumatic Brain Injury during a simple summer day was the worst thing that had ever happened to Erin. Fifteen years later, she can honestly say it is the best thing that has ever happened to her. Erin told me she learned more from that split second than from any other event in her life. She learned that she is strong. She built up that strength by learning from and compensating for the weaknesses she had acquired. Erin learned how to learn with her new brain.
Now Erin is more than ready for my next adventure of life, whatever that adventure might be.