TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

SPEAK OUT! Faces of Brain Injury – Sarah Robinson

presented by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

 Brain Injury is NOT Discriminating!

bigstock-cartoon-face-vector-people-25671746-e1348136261718It 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.

Sarah Robinson (survivor)

Robinson, Sarah Survivor

Sarah Robinson – I’m proud of how far I’ve come.

I sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when I was a teenager. It drastically changed my personality as well as my life. I experienced rejection from people in my family because of my condition, and it is devastating. I have an important message for people who have a survivor in their family. Please never give up on him or her. My mother selflessly gave me so much of her time in order to help me recover. Her belief in me saw me through my traumatic experience and into adulthood, where I recovered dramatically. I have a brain injury, but it is my little secret. People don’t know if I don’t want them to. I want to share my story because I am proud of how far I have come, and I also want to inspire others.

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . . . . . . . . Faces of Brain Injury Sarah Robinson" (2)

  1. Robert Demichelis II said:

    Thank you, Donna for sharing Sarah’s tough and good message. Thank you Sarah for being honest. Families and the familial home are the principle place and caregivers after hospital discharge. As Sarah’s states, it can be a rough place, and vulnerable survivors can use the impassioned support and nurturing from all family members.

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