Category Archives: brain injury

At 50 Living With Purpose

I have to say,” WOW I actually turned 50!!!!” FIFTY can you believe it? After all, the odds have been against me all this time, a milestone that I never thought I would achieve. I never imagined I would live … Continue reading

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Driving =Freedom

    I started writing my memoir the year I received my long awaited driver’s license because it made me feel FREE. I had never experienced such Freedom before I had to rely on my ability to ride a bicycle … Continue reading

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Movement

After my head injury I had learn how to: walk, speak, write, run, and everything having to do with coordination; all over again.  This took years of work, frustration, and tears. Many of us take these things for granted but … Continue reading

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Coming Home , The Beaten Path

There is irony for me in leaving Sussex County for 14 years and now being home again. I have grown to realize that the only way to move on was to go backwards, or so it seemed at first. I … Continue reading

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The Things We Could Get Into

Photo 1: Amy and Dawn 1967 on Swifty Lewes, DE Photo 2: Paul, Pam Faust, Amy and Dawn on Swifty I was a fun loving, active, little kid and ornery as hell. I was a tomboy in the biggest way … Continue reading

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The Man On The Bus

He was the young man I met on the bus. We were both taking Para Transit what Delaware called it’s transport system for people with disabilities. They would pick me up at my house at 2:00 and then we would … Continue reading

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Lilly Barnett’s Story http://www.caringbridge.org If you want to read another amazing story go to this link and become a visitor to Lilly Barnett’s page. She and her family are on a journey all their own in the world of Traumatic … Continue reading

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Seizures

Epilepsy alone makes your life a challenge one moment to the next and not just because I can’t get around. In reflecting on my life, I had not really dealt with the fact that I had a seizure disorder or … Continue reading

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To The People We Rarely Get to Thank

Tonight I will focus on the people we need to thank, more often than we do. The people who do their job but their jobs affect them in ways we may never know. Yet what they do is AMAZING. The … Continue reading

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Before and After TBI

March is Traumatic Brain Injury Month Before and After   When we speak of Traumatic Brain Injuries there is always a Before and After, this can be used in many random sentences.  Having a Head Injury changes Everthing. Before My … Continue reading

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