After telling a colleague at a county health department where I was working as a C.O.T.A, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, my colleague a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) about journaling I had been doing since early after the TBI; she suggested I make my journal into a book - because she was sure my story would help others. For the next year or two I read my old journal entries with the thought of making them into a book.  In reading my journal I relived  many confusing, sad and angry times and I could not handle re-writing or a review of all entries.  I agreed with my colleague, the SLP, about how my journey through recuperation and into my return to employment in the world of the non-brain injured would  surely be a source of inspiration and motivation for other survivors.



“So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10




The following are advocacy and supportive venues I am currently working on for the brain injured community

1. I am in the editing stage of my newest book: ReBirth my life after Traumatic Brain Injury. I plan to have it available as an ebook soon.  Please email mail me at tbiadvocate@gmail.com if you have any ideas.

2. I am an administrator for http://www.4peer11.org/


Concussion, Contusion, Axonal Injury, Closed Head Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Anoxia, Hypoxia, Dementia, Tumor, Stroke, Aneurysm, Amnesia, Parkinsons Ds,  Brain Cancer…..

A survivor support line is now available to provide telephone support to those who suffer from all levels of brain impairment.  4peer11; is a survivor run, funded, operated and managed -emotional help line. We do not give medical advice but we DO have two compassionate ears. We have survived some form of brain injury or a survivor is significant in our life.

The number to call is 855-473-3711 (855-4peer11). Live operators are available from 9am-9pm Pacific Standard Time Monday thru Friday. If a call comes is when an operator is not free = please leave a message. Messages are returned on a regular basis.

CALL 855-473-3711

3.  I host an internet radio show 2 times a month “The Science of Happiness”

Listen live to my shows  on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio, twice a month the second and 4th Wednesday of each month at 8PM Eastern Standard Time aka 7Pm Central, 6PM Mountain and 5 PM Pacific My show is THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS.  follow this link to listen to the broadcast from 4/9/2014

4.  Join my FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/BrainInjuryConsultant Always Remember to Live, Love and Laugh!


Table of Contents


1. How it all Happened

2. How does it feel to be in a coma?

3. Return to my parent’s home

4. When I started to understand

5. The Drive

6. Love and Marriage

7. Outsiders

8. Work Life

9. A new point of view

10. College

11. Who I am today

Read a preview of Am I Brain Damaged!

Chapter One


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