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SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury Dan Zimmerman – the Trike Man

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

 Brain Injury is NOT Discriminating!

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It can happen to anyone, anytime, . . . and anywhere.

The Brain Trauma Foundation states that there are 5.3 million people in the United States living with some form of brain injury.

On “Faces of Brain Injury,” you will meet survivors living with brain injury. I hope that their stories will help you to understand the serious implications and complications of brain injury.

The stories on SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury are published with the permission of the survivor or designated caregiver.

If you would like your story to be published, please send a short account and two photos to me at neelyf@aol.com. I’d love to publish your story and raise awareness for Brain Injury.

I am 50 yrs. (Proud of it!) 6’-4” tall, 203-208 weight
I don’t drink, smoke.
I have 2 sons -14, almost 18. They live with their mother. I have them 25% time. Nice. Young man, well-mannered.
I am neat-freak.
I don’t procrastinate.
I hate: lazy, smokers, dirty, rude people.
I can’t stand being still. I am always planning trip, ride.11695319_10205618433474274_6308388584089389432_n
I am project-man around the house, trailer, trike – anything.
Every year, I leave June-September. Summertime too hot ride trike in AZ. I have 30-foot RV trailer. Nice one. Home away from home.

I like going to movies, coffee, cooking and grilling, talking to people and people-watching, traveling, concerts. I like all music!
I am touchy and feely person. Hold hand and cuddling.

My passion is riding trike 170-220 miles each week.
I love to ride triking! My trike Catrike 700. Last year my tour – 5380 miles – started June 29 at WA State, ended Key West, FL, Nov. 29, 2014.

I am on tour now – “Rails to Trails” started June 1 to Oct. 1.

www.spokesfightingstrokes.org

Watch my video, please. Filmed two years ago. I am talking much better now.

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I had stroke 9 3/4 yrs ago. Dr told me that I’d be in wheelchair for life and no talking.
They were wrong. I am walking and talking. Although, my writing and spelling is affected a little, so patience would be appreciated in that area. I have taught myself how to spell again.
DanTrikeMan

To learn more about Dan, please click on the link.

On the Air: Brain Injury Radio Interview with Catherine (Cat) Brubaker and Dan Zimmerman Another Fork in the Road: Catherine and Dan’s Reflections – Triking Across America

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury Dan Zimmerman – the Trike Man" (2)

  1. mattjj134@gmail.com said:

    I too am a brain injury survivor from a bicycle. I too am now riding a trike. I’d like to talk to Dan! Is that possible?

    Sent from my iPhone

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