my name is Tommy Manning my TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Began in 1972 on The Narrows Bridge in Tacoma Wa. i was 10 years old when a semi truck When a semi truck hit us Head on after losing the trucks breaks this happened in  the month of august right after my 10TH birthday being on August 7th
witch killed my mother and giving my sister Linda Rae A broken neck myself was sleeping on the back seat of the 1962 cream color Cadillac and instantly knocking me into a coma for 29 days with 2 or 3 brain operations just to keep me alive from the treacherous Wreck that i had been in after i recovered from the Coma i am not sure how long of time i was in the Mary Bridge Children's hospital near THE Tacoma General Hospital and i lost track of sister Linda Rae God bless her wherever she is after i was finally realest from the hospital in 1972 i went to live with my father in Beaverton Oregon where i spent a long time to recover from my injury but not 100 percent witch i will never be 100 percent but i putter around and have to take my time in doing things of daily living but get by just find even though i still have problems i still have tremors to deal with head aches at times and can walk short distances without sitting down to rest i have a messed up back that really gives me a world of hurt at times in 2007 Representative Dennis Flannigan SPONSORED the Tommy Manning act RCW74.31.060 the Governor of Washington State Signed the Bill into act in may of 2007 and started the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council and Appointment  to the council in 2007 the TBI Council was made up to create programs for Traumatic Brain injured people in the State of Washington And Housing for TBI victims with the ways to live independently as possible for individuals with Traumatic Brain injury whether it be for our Traumatic Brain Injury in the military or Civilian we have made programs of all Disability of Traumatic Brain Injury  and the disabling effects that are associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and causes of  this disabiling effects it has on human beings
                                                                    Tommy Manning
                                                 Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury Council Member & advocate       

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