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Coral-Lynn’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Coral-Lynn’s Brain Injury Survivor Story Hi there, my name is Coral-Lynn and I am 20 years old. My story begins back in 1999 when I was 2 1/2 years old where I fell out of a second story window. After the fall I was in the hospital for nearly 2 months and had to start… Continue reading Coral-Lynn’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Shelley and Taylor’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Brain Injury Survivor Story–Valentine’s Day 2010, Shelley and Taylor both suffered brain injuries at home due to carbon monoxide poisoning Valentine’s Day 2010 would turn into a complete game changer, a day we will never, ever forget.  A day I’ve documented in words so if the day comes that the memory is gone I can… Continue reading Shelley and Taylor’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Elliot’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Elliot suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) A tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels when he was only 9 years old. Wow, where to begin. I guess first things first, I am a 25 year old male living in Salt Lake City, working 3 part-time jobs and going to school as a full-time student… Continue reading Elliot’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Joanne’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Joanne had a seizure and was rushed to hospital where a large mass (grade 1 brain tumour) was found on her brain, a craniotomy was done to have it removed: Hello my name is Joanne… Most people call me Jo. I am 45, married to Paul and mum to 2 girls. My job is a… Continue reading Joanne’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Joanna’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Brain Injury Survivor Story–Joanna fell down a flight of stairs, at ER she was told she had a concussion. Later tests revealed she’d had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Thank you for your important work. I am a 34 year old, licensed speech therapist and mother of 2 young boys, living in a western… Continue reading Joanna’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Randy’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Brain Injury Survivor Story–Randy suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after cycling 200 yards without a helmet – April 18th, 2015 I was at some neighbors house with my wife Ellen and my three kids, Davis, Parks and Lyla. We were having a great time with them and their kids and that led to our… Continue reading Randy’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Sandy’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

Brain Injury Survivor Story–Sandy suffered a concussion that caused a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) after a car crash that wasn’t her fault – I decided to write about what is happening in my life as a way to help others. Who am I? I am a mother of 3 young men, and a grandmother. I’ve… Continue reading Sandy’s Brain Injury Survivor Story

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Brittany’s Story

“You have suffered an epidural haematoma. You spent 13 days in trauma ICU and then step down. You have to get a craniotomy in order to remove the haematoma! You have tubes draining the brain matter coming out of your head. You were life flighted! We had to tell you goodbye because the hospital advised… Continue reading Brittany’s Story

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Emily’s Story

Written by Emily who also runs mybruisedbrain.com: “I created this blog to share the valuable lessons I learned, and continue to learn, while struggling with a brain injury. I write blog posts to inspire hope for other survivors. We are immensely capable individuals despite our disadvantages. Be encouraged; we have a unique purpose in this… Continue reading Emily’s Story

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Jamie’s Story

Written by Jamie My Story: Jamie was ranked 2 overall in the world at world tour finals, WSI, in Whistler, Canada. After Jamie’s first run she was in 4th, but she wanted to get on that podium. So she upgraded her flat 3 (off axis grabbed back flip) to a double flat 7 (off axis grabbed double… Continue reading Jamie’s Story