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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is this week’s Itty-Bitty GIANT Step
Otto Rodriguez (survivor) (submitted with permission by Otto’s sister, Sylvia Rodriguez Witt)…
Otto sustained a diffuse axonal traumatic brain injury on February 28, 2015, due to an assault. Otto had to relearn to walk and talk, and he continues to learn independence. Before his injury, my brother was a marathon runner. Recently he and I completed a 5K together. Otto completed the 5K in an hour.
I write this to offer hope to those in the early stages of this journey. Each day, my brother continues to heal. It is slow and requires patience. But with love, support, and patience, it is possible to loosen the grip of this awful beast, otherwise known as “TBI.” This holiday season, I am thankful for resilience, patience, and perseverance. Stay strong survivors!
YOU did it!
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