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Parallel Journeys Through Brain Injury: Episode 1

Parallel Journeys Through Brain Injury: Episode 1 Hosted by Deb Brandon and Donna O’Donnell Figurski 15:51 first aired June 5, 2024 This is the first episode of Deb and Donna’s new podcast! They explore the parallels in the survivor and caregiver journeys and the similar struggles experienced by both. Available via YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NocwIz99bgY

Brain Injury Awareness Month: March 31st

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 29th

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 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