SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps
Donna O’Donnell Figurski
SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty Giant Steps will provide a venue for brain-injury survivors and caregivers to shout out their accomplishments of the week.
If you have an Itty-Bitty Giant Step and you would like to share it, just send an email to me at email@example.com.
If you are on Facebook, you can simply send a Private Message to me. It need only be a sentence or two. I’ll gather the accomplishments and post them with your name on my blog approximately once a week. (If you do not want your last name to be posted, please tell me in your email or Private Message.)
I hope we have millions of Itty-Bitty Giant Steps.
Here are this week’s Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps
Gill Evans (caregiver)…Hubby informed me this afternoon that his world is a better place for my being in it. And then, he offered to make me a cup of peppermint tea. Bonus! Unfortunately, he got distracted, and I got black coffee with a peppermint tea bag in it. Ah, well! It’s good that we can laugh, isn’t it?
Lee Staniland (survivor)…Man, oh man! I have been going around and around with Time Warner. The bill was way high, so I called and got it down a lot. Then, when I went to pay the bill, it wasn’t in the system yet. I was told to wait a few days. I did, and the bill still wasn’t in there. So, I bitched and bitched and went through at least three people. I finally got it down some, and I thought it was over. Well, they just called me. The bill was even lower, and I have all kinds of the stations, like HBO and all the good ones. IT PAYS NOT TO GIVE UP!
Linda Wells (survivor)…Exciting news! I will receive this year’s Survivor Honoree Award from the Brain Injury Center (BIC) of Ventura County. This means a lot to me. My dear late husband, Rex, and I are two of the founders of the BIC. It started in a living room with six other people. Rex looked and looked for a place for all of us to fit in. That is how it happened to go from a living room to now – “An Evening of Magical Memories.” I am honored that I have been chosen this year. I intend to continue to educate all. Thank you, BIC!
YOU did it!
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Spread the word – sandra-bond-chapman/changing-a-common-belief-_b_7588400.html
No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible. With the right interventions, TBI survivors can continue to make progress repairing their brain’s health and their lives for many years. That knowledge should significantly change the way we think about–and address–this enormous public health challenge
Sorry – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-bond-chapman/changing-a-common-belief-_b_7588400.html
Thank you, brokenbrilliant. That is something I have totally agreed with from the beginning. It makes no sense to put a timeline on healing. My husband, even more than 10 years out still small changes. Never Give Up!
Thanks for including the link.
Donna O’Donnell Figurski
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