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Another Fork in the Road: Nolan McDonnell - Survivor of Brain Injury

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You never know what life will offer. Sometimes it presents unexpected happy events like running into a long, lost friend. Other times it slaps you in the face with unwanted events like falling on a prickly cactus on a desert hike. Sometimes it puts you in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nolan McDonnell was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he became a victim of a robbery and was shot in the head, which caused his serious brain injury.

 

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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