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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SURVIVORS KNOW THIS - YOU ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE 4 U First to all the survivors, I know we all lost a lot of people after our injury, I have come to realize that was just them, they were weak and really not who they say they are, I lost people who…

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I always have a hard time describing what living with brain injury is like, especially when it is so invisible to the world, I am getting better at describing it all I can say to folks it, is real, so real, the most horrific thing you can think…

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you can never understand brain injury that's ok but i hope you at the least can accept us, and we will one day all have a life that is meaningful for all…

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life is a grind and everything is go go go, but sometimes we cant be pushed all we really need is a little tug

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each survivors injury is their own personal apocalypse and there is nothing your can do, it happens in an instant

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i know you cant see it but if you could you would see that the most important part of me isn't working the way it should it is all messed up…

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some times if feels like the end, but that is just the pain, and the pain passes, it is only temporary, please wait a few days and try to work through the pain, you are here for a reason or you wouldn't be going through this.…

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it is harder than you can ever imagine, ever!

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