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Day 4 Brain Injury Awareness

On Day 4 I want to talk about advocating for yourself. It’s a must and honestly if you don’t advocate for yourself, who will? In my case I don’t have anyone that would of to the extent I have.

I am extremely lucky that my background was largely in healthcare, navigating the system and helping people advocate for what’s right and that’s still in me. So if you need help ever, get ahold of me! I’m always here to help.

I have helped people get their medications approved through their insurance, I have advocated for myself to get a canceled trip refunded that I had bought insurance for and they denied me saying it was Covid, when it was Covid plus my own health restrictions, I have advocated for myself through disability and finally have a favorable decision, 2 years later, almost 3 since my accident. All because I never gave up, because I knew what was right and what I deserved, because I jumped through the hoops and did not take a wrong no for an answer!

I have helped people locally and non locally find resources in their area, connect to providers and get what they need. This is a big part of 15 years of my career and despite having a brain injury too, I am still pretty competent. I do not know it all, but I am pretty good at finding the information and resources and ensuring it’s credible or at least helping you understand how to find it and what to do.

Pic is from Craig Hospital, and here is a good article and video they posted.

https://craighospital.org/blog/advocating-for-yourself-and-your-family-after-brain-injury

By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and to share all I have learned, you never know who it will help. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

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