TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

Itty-Bitty GIant Steps for BlogSPEAK 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 neelyf@aol.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 is this week’s Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps

Christy 2Christy Martin Parsons (caregiver)It doesn’t look like much to most people, but I know you all will understandWesley Parsons what a victory this is. After forty-two days in bed, my husband was able to be assisted to the wheelchair and go down and tour physical therapy without having blood pressure issues, or getting sick, etc. We’ve had a bad day today, so I had to look at this picture from yesterday to remind myself that he will get there and that it will get better!

 

JR Vigil Photo 12921022_972837799418436_1614007558_nJR Vigil (survivor)I shaved some serious time off my 100 metre at the pool. Yesterday I came in at 1:40! That’s with no legs! I like to imagine how fast I’d be with legs, which would enable me to do flip turns!boy-swimming-clip-art-620535

 

 

 

 

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! Itty-Bitty GIANT Steps" (2)

  1. I just graduated with my masters degree in mental health counseling specializing in trauma and addictions from Cambridge College, five years post TBI. I have worked with many survivors of TBI/ABI, Substance Use Disorder, and many others. I’m grateful to be able to have had the chance to have a good recovery with a great support system that allows me to help others.

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    • Daniel,

      I am sure that you have worked hard to get to the place you are. It’s wonderful that you are able to give back by helping others. Thanks for reading and for your thoughts.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
      donnaodonnellfigurski.com

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