Who am I?

Who am I?
I’m a grandmother a father, a daughter, a teacher, a friend, a professional, an athlete, a student.

I had never heard the phase traumatic brain injury (TBI).
I never knew anyone that had a brain injury.
I never thought it could happen to me.

In an instant, I became one of the millions of TBI survivors. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime…

  • Home in a bathtub
  • Simple out-patient surgery
  • Walking down steps
  • Slip & fall at work
  • Car accident
  • In a classroom
  • Riding a horse
  • Delivering a baby
  • Bicycle riding & a door of a car opens
  • Undiagnosed AFIB
  • Ziplining
  • Stroke
  • Hit by a car when walking in the street
  • Brain surgery
  • Domestic abuse

Each of us has a story to tell in which the main character has an event that changed the direction of his/her life.

Our injuries may be invisible.
Our injuries affect us differently.
We are each unique.

You may not see how brain injury has changed us.
You may not be aware we need to do things differently after our brain injury.

What I want you to know is, “My Brain Injury Doesn’t Define Me.”

Watch the BEST Brain Injury Month videos to hear our individual stories and insights of our journey.