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Do What’s Best For YOU

Last weekend I worked a Helmet clinic in Washington at a Fire Department and community safety event. It went great, but this firehouse and where it was located left very limited parking. One of my coworkers has a handicap pass and was able to park right at the event. I had talked to my doctor […]

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The Reason I became A Organ Donor

16 years ago my friend Sophia left this world. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, partner, friend and more. Her death taught me so much and forever changed my life. One thing that truly changed because of this horrible day and loss was that I made sure to be an organ donor. Sophia was and […]

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Holiday Helmet & Bike Clinic

Friday I worked at a Holiday Bike and Helmet giveaway with Trauma Nurses Talk Tough and other local partners at a local Head Start. It was so great to be able to have helmets away and see kids get so excited and also get bikes thanks to Community Cycling Center. Helmets were fitted and shows […]

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LYB Retreat

I was supposed to attend the Love Your Brain retreat over the 2 year anniversary of my TBI. But Covid canceled it. It has been rescheduled and I will be able to go this September to Portland Maine to attend! I am excited. I need to raise money for this organization as they do not […]

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How I Find Purpose Through My Traumatic Brain Injury

I feel so lucky that I never got into nursing school. I feel so lucky I became a health educator. Yes it sucks I had a horrible accident that changed me and my life forever but I am still here and have found ways to keep doing things that were a big part of my […]

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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 […]

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Brain Injury Awareness: Sleep Is So Important

To continue on brain injury awareness month, here is something so critical to brain injury recovery and living with brain injury that I thought I would share. Sleep is the most important part of my brain injury recovery. Sleep is also just important in general, but before brain injury I definitely did not need it […]

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Day 7 Brain Injury Awareness

This is the last day I will do this, every day is not doable for me. But I tried. 7 days of awareness is better than none. I’m sure I will add a few more this month. This is also a good point to the fact that I am considered totally and permanently disabled. I […]

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Day 6 Brain Injury Awareness

Something on my mind is how people respond to me and others, this goes beyond brain injury and I know I am guilty of doing it too. So often it’s easy to listen to someone and be able to say I understand, I have been there, me too, I know what it’s like because I […]

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Day 5 Brain Injury Awareness

A good article I found. I wanted to share in on Day 5 of brain injury awareness month. 🧠 💚 https://www.brainline.org/article/lost-found-what-brain-injury-survivors-want-you-know