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It’s Not Acceptable


2014-0318 Wonderfully MadeBrain injury awareness month is a fantastic opportunity to reflect upon the past and future. I know many of us have difficulty remembering the past, but all of us think about the future. In the past have you used or thought about using the R-word? For those of us who used it, thought of using it, or think they might use it in the future, this post will help you understand why using the R-word is not acceptable. If you want to know what the R-word is and why you should not use it, watch the following 30-second video.


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Thanks to Lisa Friedman for sharing the article and video I used in this post; R-Word for leading “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign; Tim Villegas for publishing the article I used in this post; Think Inclusive for publishing the article written by Time Vallegas; Google for helping me find the documentation I referenced for this post; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to use the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

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.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.