TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury – Alicia Theroux Williams  (caregiver)

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

 Brain Injury is NOT Discriminating!

 

bigstock-cartoon-face-vector-people-25671746-e1348136261718I want to introduce myself with a short story about my experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Last Christmas was the first Christmas in six years that my husband and I spent together. (He is a firefighter/paramedic. Therefore, he is on duty most holidays.) It was the best Christmas yet. I felt complete and whole. I never imagined that in just a couple of weeks my husband would be in a coma and sadly would not remember this glorious holiday. Williams, Eric Survivor 2 061215On the morning of January 6th, my husband was out running, and he was struck from behind by a cyclist. My husband’s first responders were his friends, since we live in the city that he works in. Williams, Alica Theroux Caregiver 061215They (I believe) were the reason that my husband survived. My husband spent fourteen days in a coma, seven days on the medical-surgical floor, and twenty-six days in an acute rehab facility. In a little more than three moWilliams, Eric Survivor 061215nths, he had three surgeries on his brain, plus many moreWilliams, Alicia Theroux Caregiver for & Husband Eric 061215 procedures for other issues. Even though we have just started on this journey, I am thankful to have a support-group to vent to and to get tips from. I feel like I am not in this alone.

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury Alicia Theroux Williams" (6)

  1. Henry (Hank) Eichenhofer said:

    This is for ur voice to be heard!

    Talk, text, write and let the emotional feelings prevail.

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    • Henry (Hank) Eichenhofer, thank you for your positive comments. I am sure that Alicia will appreciate them. I know, I do.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
      donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

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  2. Alvina Kaufman said:

    Thank you for sharing your story, it has been a gift to get to know you and your family.

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    • Alvina, that’s so sweet of you. I am sure that Alicia will appreciate your comment.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
      donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

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  3. Thank you for sharing your story Alicia. It’s such a difficult journey, but one that does get better as time passes. Praying for all of you. ❤

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    • Sarah,
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog. Thanks, also, for your kind words to Alicia.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
      donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

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