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Brain Injury Resources . . . . . Tracy Chapman’s Song “New Beginning” Could Be an Anthem for Survivors

Tracy Chapman’s Song “New Beginning” Could Be an Anthem for Survivors

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

 

Brain th-2The major challenge of brain-injury survivors is to eventually accept the “new” persons they have become. From the SPEAK OUT

Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman – Singer/Songwriter

Survivor Interviews on this blog, it is common to find that survivors achieve their highest quality-of-life when they finally accept their brain injury and all the limitations that have resulted. They essentially make new lives for themselves. The song “New Beginning” by Tracy Chapman was obviously written about the world, but the words could apply to survivors. (Audio, Lyrics)

 

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SPEAK OUT! NewsBit . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Turley Raises Awareness of Head Injuries

Former NFL Player, Now Country Singer, Raises Awareness of Head Injuries

 

Newsboy thFor 10 years, Kyle Turley was a first-string offensive lineman in the NFL and had several mild TBIs. Today he is retired and has a Country-Rock band. He is outspoken about head injuries in the NFL; he fights for retired players who are struggling because of head traumas; and he works passionately toward a reasonable NFL policy on concussions. In the video, he sings his hit song, “Fortune and Pain,” which is about the lives of former players. (Full story and video)

 

 

 

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