My name is Brian and I'm a 21 year old junior at PSU - University Park. My path to get to the school of my dreams has been a bit unusual. Over four years ago (11/7/04) I drove the normal 1 hr voyage from my house to Penn State in order to watch the PSU vs. East Stroudsburg basketball scrimmage. I am a big time sports and Penn State guy, and the game went well. We won in blow out fashion and I was off in my car again to get home. I pulled into Sheetz to get gas and a snack for the road. I'm sure… Continue
The emails I get from Justice For All and other national organizations who have given me their permission to post their emails in the newsletter...due to the fact I either forget to post them in the newsletter or don't have time to update the newsletter, I have created a forum for JFA and will be creating other forums for the other newsletters in the near future. So check it out at TBI Raiders Message Board.
Added by Alicia Payne on February 22, 2009 at 5:46pm —
Hi, my name is Dawn O’brien and I am the founder of “Dawn’s Heartfelt Corner, a ministry that reaches out to the community/world with the love of Jesus. I personally understand what it feels like to go through a mishap in your own, personal life and feel like you have no hope. In 2000, I was in a dangerous automobile accident which left me with catastrophic consequences. Being that I almost died in an automobile accident, I had a severe skull fracture and neurological damage to the brain. Brain… Continue
Traumatic Brain Injury and Denial–My Perspective as a TBI Survivor
Posted by secondchancetolive on May 12, 2007
I met with a group of friends tonight. During the time together, I felt led to share some of my struggles as a traumatic brain injury survivor with a friend of mine. My motivation was to provide encouragement and insight from my experience, strength and hope as a traumatic brain injury survivor. You see, her boyfriend went through a series of treatments several… Continue
On the night of August 11, 1967 my dad, mom, brother and myself were in an automobile accident that forever changed our lives. Per my injuries, when the Cadillac hit our Volkswagen Beetle I was catapulted from the back seat. In the process of being thrown forward I fractured my left femur (thigh bone) on my dad’s bucket seat and then made direct contact with the inside of the windshield. Consequently, I sustained an open skull fracture. I… Continue
As I wrote on this Forum, I've worked with people suffering from TBI, concussion, and stroke utilizing something called pulsed energy therapy (or PEMF therapy). This particular modality has been proven to work as seen in 100's of research studies, numerous clinical settings, and with TBI people in the real world. I've talked to people in the brain injury community, I've written an article in the BIA of Oregon and sent the same article to over a dozen BIA branches across the country. Only the… Continue
The Department of Social & Health Services and the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council announced the
Washington State TBI Conference. Putting TBI on the Map in Washington State!
Monday, May 4, 2009 8:00 am – 4:30pm SeaTac Marriott
To provide opportunities for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), caregivers, advocates, and TBI professionals to increase their understanding of TBI, enhance programs and improve collaborations in… Continue
Added by Logan Olson on February 3, 2009 at 11:35am —
"Scott Spitzer, I can relate to not being able to concentrate on too many voices and noise. I get myself lost in what I'm doing if their is too much noise or cross talk around me. I find the only way I can concentrate is by wearing ear plugs…"
I am grateful for the love, support and encouragement, from my Family and friends that I have made here at The Brain Injury Association. Not only can we all relate to Brain Injuries in different ways but we all encourage each other to do what we can…See More