Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury: ? ? ? Jeffrey Sebell, author of ‘Learning to Live with Yourself After Brain Injury’ discusses living a fulfilled life after Brain Injury https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com My other blogs in this area are at http://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury + WordPress http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/ https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com and https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/ “We share what…
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“TBI is a much more manageable injury today than it has been in the past, but it remains a major health problem. As people with TBI continue to live longer and face the challenges of aging with TBI, it will be our duty to provide better education and long-term programs and services. We all have brains; let’s continue to use them — injured or not — to support TBI prevention, research, and treatment.”
Michael Paul Mason is the founding editor of This Land, a monthly magazine based in Tulsa. Mason’s first book, Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath, is an exploration into the harsh realities endured by people with brain injury.
“A tumultuous yet ultimately triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of being and unbecoming.”
A SHORT EXTRACT FROM MY BOOK ‘STIRLING’
THE FLICKERING cine film has all the compulsive horror of the footage of the John F. Kennedy assassination.
In a sickening blur of speed, the Walker Lotus 18/21 racing car leaves the track and bucks violently as it surges out of control over the rough verge and slams into a grassy bank.
The driver – with no modern safety harness to protect him – can be seen being bounced out of his seat in the last, terrifying moments before impact.
He is left clinging helplessly to the steering wheel, his feet unable to reach the pedals as he hurtles towards his doom.
Later, one observer would recall having seen a plume of fire shooting from the rear of the car ‘like a burst from a flame gun’. He would also describe the ‘spontaneous gasp of apprehension’ when the crowd realised disaster was…
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Rewired to learn: the woman who changed her brain
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young became an expert on the plasticity of our grey matter the hard way – by reprogramming her own malfunctioning brain.
Speaking on the phone from Toronto before her trip to New Zealand for the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, Arrowsmith-Young says she was thunderstruck by the soldier’s account. “I would read a sentence and it was my experience, the things he was saying he couldn’t do. Like telling the time and reading a sentence and by the time you got to the end of the sentence not being sure how that related to the beginning of the sentence. It explained something that I had, that nobody had been able to explain to me.”
It was the beginning of a remarkable journey of…
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