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Beyond Brain Injury

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 31st

March 31, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s resource is The Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Bob Woodruff Foundation ensures that our nation’s impacted veterans, service members, and their families have access to the highest level of support and resources they have earned, for as long as they need … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 30th

March 30, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s resource is The NeuroNerds: A Brain Injury Recovery & Pop Culture Show podcast. Recovering from a brain injury can feel lonely, but The NeuroNerds Podcast is here to help through a love of all things nerd and pop culture! Join … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 29th

March 29, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s Brain Injury Awareness Month resource is What is a Cavernous Malformation? by Joseph M. Zabramski, MD. CCM, cavernoma, cavernous angioma, cavernous hemangioma, cavernous malformation—different names for the same thing, but what are they, exactly? This article by Dr. Zabramski, Professor … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 28th

March 28, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s Brain Injury Awareness Month resource is A Hole in the Head: A History of Trepanation by Charles G. Gross (excerpt in The MIT Press Reader). Trepanning—ancient and modern? Yep! Drilling and removing circular piece of bone from the skull is … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 27th

March 27, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s Brain Injury Awareness Month resource is the Brain Injury Hope Network, a group for all whose lives are affected by brain injury. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/braininjuryhopenetwork On Instagram: @braininjuryhopenetwork More info: http://braininjuryhope.org/ Be sure to check out Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn … Read more

Sigh

March 26, 2024

Perhaps stopping consuming chocolate cold-turkey would be the best strategy. And it worked. During the first few months chocolate-free, I felt a twinge of regret when a moist chocolate cake crossed my path, especially black forest cake, or when I was offered a slab of Belgian chocolate. But as the years passed, those twinges occurred less and less frequently. Until my latest trip to Israel.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 26th

March 26, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s Brain Injury Awareness Month resource is Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Their Aftermath by Michael Paul Mason. HEAD CASES is one of the first books I read after recovering enough from my brain surgeries to read. Author Michael … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 25th

March 25, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s Brain Injury Awareness Month resource is Prisoners without Bars: A Caregiver’s Tale by Donna O’Donnell Figurski. Donna called 9-1-1. David slipped into a coma. A neurosurgeon said David would make a “great organ donor.” Donna’s memoir is a heart-wrenching and … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 24th

March 24, 2024

Today is the last day to win one of the 8 paperback copies of my award-winning memoir, BUT MY BRAIN HAD OTHER IDEAS in our Brain Injury Awareness Month Giveaway! Here’s how to win one: Follow me on Instagram or Facebook (@deb_brandon1)Like the postAnd comment one thing about brain injury that you wish people understood. … Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 23rd

March 23, 2024

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s resource is I’ll Carry the Fork! Recovering A Life After Brain Injury by Kara L. Swanson (third edition released in 2020). I’LL CARRY THE FORK has helped countless survivors, loved ones, and professionals in the traumatic brain injury/stroke community for … Read more