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On The Air: Brain Injury Radio “Another Fork in the Road”


Jessica E. Taylor – Brain Injury Survivor & Author



Donna O’Donnell Figurski

images-1Jessica E. Taylor learned about brain injury the hard way when she fell down a flight of concrete stairs. That event changed her life forever. Jessica had to pick up the pieces and glue them back together. She details her life with brain injury in her book, “From Tragedy to Triumph: Journey Back from the Edge.”

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Jessica E. Taylor – Brain Injury Survivor & Author

She will share her story and tell of how she advocates for brain injury survivors now.

If you missed this show with Jessica E. Taylor on “Another Fork in the Road” on February 21st, 2016, don’t fret. You can listen to the archived show here. Click the link below.

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On The Air: Brain Injury Radio “Another Fork in the Road” with Jessica Taylor – Brain Injury Survivor & Author

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Comments on: "On The Air: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brain Injury Radio . . . . . . . . “Another Fork in the Road” with Jessica E. Taylor – Brain Injury Survivor & Author" (2)

  1. each story is different and the severity is different, but in a way they are all the same- one minute the same old day, and the next your life and those around you are changed. Mine is different-but I get so angry when Tom can remember the problems I have, and ignores the pain because I do not have a broken bone sticking out of my leg.


    • cagags27msncom,

      Brain injury is like a snowflake or a fingerprint. Each is unique! They usually all happen within a split second, which is a life-changer. You are not alone in your feelings of frustration with caregivers, family, and friends not completely understanding what you are going through. Your type of brain injury is often referred to as “Invisible Brain Injury” because what you experience is the unobservable pain within your head. A broken bone is visible and easy for folks to understand. Confusion, memory loss, fatigue, and the pain caused by a injured brain is difficult for someone, not experiencing it, to comprehend. I guess the best thing to do is to keep talking. Keep explaining what you are going through. Help folks to get a better grasp of what brain injury is. That’s what I do on my radio show, “Another Fork in the Road,” and on this blog.

      It will take time and patience and persistence to get the word out about the pain associated with brain injury, but we will do it – one word at a time.

      My next show on “Another Fork in the Road” is going to be an extremely difficult one for me. The title is “Grief – Where Did My Old Self Go? My panelists and I are going to examine the feelings buried in each of us as survivors or caregivers as we talk about the loss of the “old self” while embracing the “new self.”

      Thanks for reading my blog and even more for your comments. Keep the conversation going.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski


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