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A podcast dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion awareness. Created by survivors for survivors. Hear from survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and others!

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Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Melissa Meszaros has set the precedent for breaking tropes and forging the way for the modern nomadic. As tenured entertainment industry publicist, Melissa is also the founder of Grrrl Front PDX... more

For more than two decades, Trent McEntire has been helping people gain back their mobility – a story he knows well. Born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, Trent experienced pain and stiffness every day from the time he was a... more

DR. ERIC ZIELINSKI is the author of the national bestseller The Healing Power of Essential Oils and The Essential Oils Apothecary Dr. Z has pioneered natural living and biblical health education since 2003. Trained as an aromatherapist,... more

Nikki, a NY state resident, has always been a proud and diligent worker. She's served as an HVAC filtration salesperson, later starting her own company, then as a casino dealer, and most recently, as a pediatric nurse. She had suffered... more

REID FORGRAVE has written about sports and other topics for GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones, among other publications. His specialty is long-form, narrative storytelling. He has covered college football and the... more

In October 2016 while on a surfing holiday overseas, Donna Masing fell off a wave and the tail of her own board collided with her temple. The force of that impact broke bones in her neck and rattled her brain from side to side, resulting... more

A marathoner and triathlete, in 1990 Dr. Mikal-Flynn survived a sudden-death event requiring twenty-two minutes of CPR to return to life. Already a nurse practitioner and dismayed at the focus of her recovery and what was presented... more

Kristin Moran is an educator, writer, and concussion-advocate living in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Entropy Magazine, Getting Smart, and Scholastic Administrator. She is currently working on a memoir about her concussion... more

I am a TBI survivor, stay-at-home mom, author of the blog "Beacon of Hope: A Resource for Holistic Healing from Traumatic Brain Injury," and an avid cyclist with a background in exercise physiology. In 2012, a distracted driver hit me... more

Once you are told you are dying, you can't help but live a more purposeful life—A life where you take nothing for granted and find the joy in every moment. I have made it my life's goal to help everyone live their best life. I... more

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