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Disabled, But I Can Do My Part

It’s extremely hard being disabled and unable to work in the field I used too, especially during Covid. But I am finding ways to still do my part, do health education and minimally because that’s all I can do, but it makes me still feel I have value and that I can so my part during Covid as someone who’s background is in Public Health.

To do my part during Covid, I am volunteering for OHSU since I am already a cleared volunteer and volunteering at the Covid Immunization Clinics.

I am just thankful to do a part and volunteer however I can during this public health crisis. My first shift went well, it also was a big realization that there is a reason I am disabled. It was rough, it was overwhelming, but I did it.

I am so lucky to have been able to find volunteer opportunities that work for me like at OHSU Thinkfirst and being able to tell me story to youth to provide education on brain and spine injury with my own story. So I may not be able to be a health educator who is paid to do so, but I can still do health education as a volunteer and share such important information.

This all gives me purpose. It all makes me feel ok about what happened and where I am. I am still here, life just looks very different but I can still find ways to be involved in things I am passionate about. Same with after my accident I volunteered at women’s moto events. There is still ways to be involved, you just have to seek them out.

My gear day 1

Day 2 I got some glasses for over my glasses. And I appreciate their prompts that help me!

Day 2
Prompts which really help a brain injured gal!

I decided to do 6am-11am Day 2 and it was rough. I realized why it’s so rough, it’s not like my job that has 4 hour shifts and is not constant talking. This is 5 hours of constant talking. It’s a lot for me!

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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