TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

Inspiring Other Survivors

by

Erin Lieben

presented by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

 

Girl Blogger cartoon_picture_of_girl_writingIt’s okay to lose hope sometimes. We will never be the same as before. You’ll get used to the “new you,” and you’ll be a tough, beautiful, brave individual who knows what it’s like to feel hopeless. And, that is what makes it all worth it – because you can give hope to others.

bigstock_hope_2576413Tell other survivors that it’s okay to be the “new you” and to not necessarily meet the status quo or the goals they were striving for before their brain injury. Tell them to just make a new game-plan and to be exceedingly thankful for the little things they previously took for granted.

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Erin Lieben – Brain Injury Survivor

When I present my story to others, my goal is for them to feel inspired. I don’t want pity, and I don’t want to bring others down. I’ve been given a gift, and I’ve worked like hell to be able to pass that on to others. There is always hope.

Cherish each passing moment as if it’s your last – because you know that it very well could be. It might sound crazy, but, when I’m at my lowest, that’s the time when I can lift others up. And, it lifts my spirit as well! My heart is with you all.

 

Thank you, Erin Lieben.

 

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Comments on: "SPEAK OUT! . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Blogger: Erin Lieben" (7)

  1. Thank you for your time, information, and sharing!

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  2. Such beautiful words from Erin and so true as I know personally. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Beautifully written!

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  4. Linda Drain said:

    I cannot find where in the settings to change my email. Please just add my primary email to this one as I have already been on your list for awhile but don’t get to ransomedbyjesus@gmail.com as often. Ie been a survivor since 2000 and I’m getting ready to have brain surgery in the new year. I’d love to share my story sometime. Thank you, Linda Drain

    On Nov 27, 2017 12:44 AM, “Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury” wrote:

    > donnaodonnellfigurski posted: “Inspiring Other Survivors by Erin Lieben > presented by Donna O’Donnell Figurski It’s okay to lose hope sometimes. > We will never be the same as before. You’ll get used to the “new you,” and > you’ll be a tough, beautiful, brave individual who knows wh” >

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    • Hi Linda Drain,

      I would be happy for you to share your story on Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury.

      I would also be happy to change your email address in the settings, but I don’t know your new email address.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
      donnaodonnellfigurski.com

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