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David Capps replied to Mark Halvorsen's discussion Self confidence in giving speeches
"Hi.... May I just "jump in here" as I am sorta new in the posting thing... but have given a few speches to quite a few groups... So, I thought I would share a very high moment some years back... as I was requested to speak about my boy…"
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TOMORROW NIGHT: A parent's worst nightmare .. Getting the call that your child has been brutally assaulted, and left dead. The experience was horrifying enough, but the aftermath has held it's share of tragedy as well. This sequence…

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Every brain injury is so different - you just can't worry what others are doing all you can do is be is THE BEST YOU - you can be

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EVEN WITH A BRAIN INJURY WE HAVE TO learn to live a life we love

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never ever even begin to even ponder thinking of giving up

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You are invited to this great brain injury caregiver support group this Wednesday at Provail in Seattle!

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remember to thank those you should

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January 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Busy Months coming ahead for TBI Raiders...tracking my muscle spasms to start...

And this would help me to remember to exercise. I told two professors at school that I was going on my second week of having no muscle spasms. When I told professor Gibbs (anyone thinking of NCIS right now?) about this, he suggested me keeping a journal of it and writing down what I was doing to control the spasms and what onsets I had that enabled to me to realize I was going to have muscle spasms. The cool thing is even when I get mad, my left arm won't give me any feelings of muscle spasms… Continue

Added by Alicia Payne on January 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What can I expect here?

What can I expect here on this Survivor Network for my support group? What kinds of support can I get from here? Can I helps others as they will help me? This is a fantastic web site that brings together like-minded individuals that have a certain goal in mind; that goal is to get better. God's plan ( or whatever faith or religion base you believe in, even a higher power) is there, when one door closes, many other doors open around you and you have to see them to go though. I saw these doors… Continue

Added by Josh Vincent on January 28, 2010 at 9:06am — 4 Comments

Ning is not friendly to TBI Survivors

Since September '09 i have been trying to get on my page here, seemed i was LOCKED out. Ning would not respond to me, and i could not respond to those contacting me . EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING ! Thsi occured at the same time i expressed my capacity for my own thinking to a "group leader". This group leader has used my photos and harrassed me in so many ways since then. there shoud be positive INTEGRITY in "group leaders". I should not become another VICTIM within this forum or any TBI "support "… Continue

Added by Nadia on January 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

My Top Ten List for Being a Survivor

I'm sure that all of us can create a top ten list, but here's mine.

10. Never give up
9. Don’t get hung up about the “old” you
8. Help your family and friends understand the “new” you
7. Find and talk with other survivors
6. Inform non-survivors what TBI recovery means
5. Read and play
4. Find a “new” hobby or interest
3. Write a journal
2. Become your best advocate
1. Believe in yourself

Added by Richard J on January 26, 2010 at 11:38am — 4 Comments

Wow iam greatfull to be alive thanks for my FAITH in GOD.

Hellow everyone on 12-25-1972 i was in a severe hellicopter crash while serving in the US NAVY .I didnot feel the impact of the crash everything went black all of a sudden then everything was bright wight glow .we had fallen a good 50+ feet i had split my flight helmet in half and trapped in the hello.this happened about 3or 4 pm in the afternoon when the other crew members came back in to get me out the piolet told melater i then went into shock it was about 1or 2am on the 12-26-72 another… Continue

Added by stephen d. cunningham on January 23, 2010 at 8:01pm — 3 Comments

I still love to ride!

Even though I got my brain injury from riding a motorcycle; I still love to ride. I am alive because of excellent safety equipment, a good friend and a little help from modern technology. There was probably a little luck involved also...

So anyone who does still enjoy riding, always remember you don't need a law to tell you that the best helmet you can buy is still very cheap, an Arai like the one that saved my life back in 1996 might cost $350 to $750 today; but I'm quite certain my… Continue

Added by Judd A. Kohut on January 6, 2010 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments

my blog

I keep a daily blog at http://www.jamie4536.blogspot.com

Added by Jamie Young on January 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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