Getting through my head injury requires sacrificing everything forever….forever ever?…forever ever? Anonymous addict: “Hello, my name is Dana, and I am a recovering addict.” Group: Hello Dane Less anonymous Dana: No, it’s Dana Group: Hello Danae Less anonymous, slightly confused Dana: Dana Group: Oh, Dan? Less anonymous, mildly frustrated Dana: Like, Dana White. DAY-NUH […]Read more "A Man Named Balance"
Meet Laura Linda! In 2015, she was T-boned by another car while on her way to work. One of the coolest things about her story is that she was pretty lucid during the entire event. She even remembers conversation she had with the paramedics who drove her to the hospital. In addition to her TBI, […]Read more "Episode 24 – Laura Linda Negri-Pool"
If you have a brain injury and you live in the Portland Metro Area (Oregon and Maine), you need to meet Pat Murray. She has been in the game since ’01 when she received her first TBI. Like many of us, the most banal of circumstances led to a fall that changed her life forever. […]Read more "Episode 23 – Pat Murray"
Cavin is the man. And I mean that in the legit way not the School of Rock way. In 2011, he fell from 20 feet from a rooftop water tower, immediately losing consciousness, and suffering a diffuse axonal injury. Initially he was in pretty bad shape, without the ability to eat or breath on his […]Read more "Episode 22 – Cavin Balaster"
Brandon was involved in a car accident on the evening of July 3rd, 2007, in which he, and two other passengers were hit from behind from another driver. Upon examination at OHSU, he was given a less than 5% chance of surviving through the night. Of course, Brandon is a warrior. He did not die. […]Read more "Episode 21 – Brandon Scarth"
Joan and John are a delight. Witty, rambunctious, and sincere are just a few adjectives I could use to describe them. Nearly 20 years ago, they were hit by a drunk driver in Utah while on a business trip. Her recovery, like most, was not without its roadblocks and breakthroughs. Sometimes she needed the help […]Read more "Episode 20 – Joan and John Miller"
Kate Robinson is a brain injury survivor who was involved in a plane accident in her high school years. She experienced retrograde amnesia after the accident occurred. Her story is incredible so I won’t say anything more, besides what she has accomplished since. Kate ended up finishing high school, graduating college with a degree in […]Read more "Episode 19- Kate Robinson"
Cheryl Green, where do I begin…Cheryl is a fellow Portlandianite who has suffered many brain injuries over her journey through life. If you were the manager at a…I don’t know, a UPS store, and she was…I don’t know…passionate about delivering boxes, she might bring in a resume that says she has a Masters of both […]Read more "Episode 18 – Cheryl Green"
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor nor do I intend to play one on the internet. When attempting to answer the concussion, “what is a concussion?” the answers are many and high variable. Here are some definitions from respected sources: CDC: “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, […]Read more "How to explain your concussion to others with SCIENCE"
Dr. Johnny Delashaw is a neurosurgeon from up here in the Great Northwest. He was born in a small town in the southwest corner of the state of Washington, then began his journey all around the country, from California to Virginia to Florida, in order to pursue his passion of becoming a neurosurgeon. He has […]Read more "Episode 17- Dr. Johnny Delashaw"