Hey there friends,
I haven’t been feeling too inspired to write. However yesterday I was responding to an email from a woman who had reached out to me a couple months back asking me about my TBI and about how I got/used my accommodations at the university I attend. It still amazes and inspires me the fact that one of my key doctors sent her my way to ask what I did. It feels so purposeful to be able to help people by sharing bits and pieces of my story and my experiences. I was excited to know that this woman will be the next speaker at this Neuro conference, which I had spoken at in 2013. I hope to have more opportunities to share my experiences and story to help educate people on TBI. I know that this blog is part of that, I see it as a start. A door to allow me to share my daily/weekly/monthly experiences and although I don’t often talk of my affects of TBI, as I still have those. However, I try to share my life for what it is and not hide when I do have struggles or issues, which are not just me, but, those with TBI often also agree.
I still remember this one lunch, my freshmen year, with a junior who had also been in an accident and also had some brain injury (maybe a concussion or coma..I don’t recall the specifics). Anyways I remember he was sharing about this one experience while he was in the hospital and I was shocked! I had felt nearly the same way! It was amazing to share those stories with someone else who understood exactly what I meant. I only hope that one day I will be able to share my story and experiences further, to be able to explain to those who haven’t been in an accident or been through something traumatic. To better realize the importance of our brain, proper care, advocacy and being surrounded by loved ones.
I feel like this is part of my purpose and I look forward to seeing how G-d uses me as part of His plan!