No matter how we received our brain injuries, our stories of recovery usually have at least two facts in common — 1) we have forgotten some portion of our past and 2) the things we cannot remember are adversely affecting us at work, home, and/or school. Our friendships and relationships suffer because we forget to do things and we double- or triple-book events. The following video reveals much more than the story of a college student who lived through a crash that killed some of her friends and almost killed her. The video is also a story about the challenges of recovering from brain injury and memory deficits.
Click this link to watch the short video.
Some people think that it would be impossible to live though such a horrific crash. Some people might even suggest that a person who lived through such a devastating crash would never recover. Anyone who would make such awful statements clearly doesn’t believe in the power of motivation, determination, or perseverance — and they certainly don’t know Meg Theriault.
- What caused your memory deficit (collision, tumor, seizure, stroke, sports, etc.)?
- How is the memory deficit affecting you (work, home, school, friends, etc.)?
- What memory compensation tools work for you (notes, recordings, other)?
- Are you using all the memory compensation tools available (yes, no, not sure)?
- If you are not using all of the tools available to you, what is the obstacle?
- How may I help?
Thanks to Wendy for sharing the video, AOL for hosting the video, ABC News Center 5 (WCBV) for covering the story, Meg Theriault for sharing her story with the world, and all the other people who made it possible for me to include the pictures and video in this post.