Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 28th

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 26th

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 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 23rd

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

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 17th

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and I’m posting a new resource every day! Today’s resource is Stroke: The Best Thing That Happened by Bill Gasiamis. Bill Gasiamis shares the tools that he and 9 other stroke survivors unknowingly had in common that helped them reach a point in their recovery where they were able … Read more