About Beyond Adversity
Even though there is no evidence to support it, some people believe that life-threatening injury always results in permanent disability or death. Such a belief is wrong! Doctors, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, therapists, spiritual leaders, family members, significant others, friends, neighbors, caregivers, and a variety of other factors definitely affect both survival and recovery. There is plenty of evidence that supports the belief that your contributions matter. If you want to make a difference, if you want recovery to be as effective as possible, then Beyond Injury™ is the right blog for you.
The main goals of this blog are to:
- Create a safe global community in which people who are affected by life-threatening injury feel comfortable sharing their stories, questions, and compensation strategies.
- Help people create, customize, and achieve the SMART goals that enable them to journey beyond injury.
A quick search of the internet will reveal that there are many websites and blogs dedicated to anatomical descriptions of injury, one person’s experience dealing with a life-threatening injury, the effectiveness of medicine, and referrals to doctors. This blog is different because it does not focus on the anatomy of a specific injury, one person’s exclusive experience, comparisons of medicine, or doctor referrals. People like you and me, who are either directly or indirectly affected by a life-threatening injury, are the focus of this blog.
The founders of Beyond Injury™ believe that many of the posts and comments on its blog will address recovery from brain injury but, if demand is strong enough, future articles will address recovery from other life-threatening injuries as well. Some articles in this blog will be written by, or for, people who may lose their battle to survive. Some articles will be written by brain injury survivors. Other articles will be written by the spouses, significant others, parents, children, siblings, friends, neighbors, caregivers, or therapists of brain injury survivors. You are invited to share your stories, ask your questions, and reveal your favorite compensation strategies.
Beyond Injury™ is a community of learning and sharing. Although inquisitiveness, disagreement, and friendly banter are welcome, there is absolutely no place on this blog, or in this world, for hateful, racist, discriminatory, harassing, or offensive comments. If you have any question about whether or not a comment might be inappropriate, please do not post the comment. If you see any posts or comments that are hateful, racist, discriminatory, harassing, or offensive, please notify us via the Contact Form under the Contact tab so the inappropriate text can be removed promptly.
The information on this blog is a statement of belief and is not a medical, legal, or financial fact. The founders, employees, contractors, volunteers, investors, donors, sponsors, and advertisers are not, in any way, accountable for the content of articles or comments written by others and published on this blog. Furthermore, guest authors do not necessarily agree with everything I write or believe, and I do not necessarily agree with everything guest authors write or believe. In addition, neither the guest authors nor I agree with everything said and believed by people who share their comments about a post. We can all agree to disagree without saying horrible things about each other.
Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with majors in Economics and Political Science; worked as a manager in metals distribution; saved the lives of lost and injured people as part of a cave/cliff rescue squad; earned a Masters of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Operations; managed projects for one of the world’s largest international consulting firms; and created a management consulting firm that had clients in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Carolina, Arizona, Oregon, Alaska, and California.
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.
If you or someone you know is facing what seem to be insurmountable hurdles after a life-threatening injury, then this blog is for you. Scott blogs about the compensation tools and the activities that help him survive and succeed beyond injury. He also invites comments, questions, and stories from other survivors of life-threatening injury as well as their spouses, significant others, parents, children, siblings, friends, neighbors, caregivers, therapists, teachers, and employers. Beyond Injury is your blog!