Prisoner without Bars: Conquering Traumatic Brain Injury
You’ve heard David’s story from my point of view. Yesterday David shared his perspective of living with traumatic brain injury. He spoke about how his life has greatly changed for better…and for worse.
David Figurski 3wks before Traumatic Brain Injury
We learned about David’s life as a child and his educational career, which he began as a Kindergarten dropout. He told of the years that led up to our marriage and also about his life as a Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University, both before and after his TBI. We found out how he is coping with this new life thrust upon him…and upon us. The show ends with me brushing tears from my cheeks as David talks about the heroic acts of caregivers and my role in his recovery.
David & Donna Figurski Starlight Dance Studio 8yrs after Traumatic Brain Injury
If you missed the show, don’t fret. You can always listen to the archived show. I’ve included the link below.
I hope you’ll tune in to my show, “Another Fork in the Road,” which airs the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of every month. The show starts at 5:00p Pacific Time and runs for 90 minutes. On the fifth Sunday in a month, Julie Kintz, Host of “Quantum Leap,” and I team up to cohost a show called “Another Quantum Leap in the Road.”
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 are this week’s Itty-Bitty Giant Steps.
The #98 Camaro was driven by Ernie Francis, Jr. He won the TA3 race and the TA3 championship.
DuWayne Hall…Matt Duffin of the Brain Injury Radio Network submitted my name for painting onto a Trans-Am race car with about 100 other names of TBI survivors. My name is front and center above Kevin Butterfield. It is in the third row from the left, 8th name from the bottom.
Joshua Edward Daniel…I got my TBI while putting chains on a customer’s car. A Jeep going 45 mph hit me, breaking my neck and giving me a TBI. The doctor said I would never walk or talk again, but I’m proving him wrong. I love my recovery.
Gena Marie…I am in a place where I can finally feel safe and cared about for the first time in my life.
My name is Michelle Munt and this is my story about surviving a brain injury and what I continue to learn about it. This is for other survivors and their loved ones, but also to raise awareness of what can happen to those in an accident. This invisible injury too often goes undiagnosed and it can be difficult to find information about it. I will talk about things that have helped me as I continue to recover and invite others to see if it works for them too.