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The Perfect Solution

Survivors often face many challenges. The solution is to find affordable and existing products to compensate for as many challenges as possible. The linked video shows many products you might consider. I have no connection to the company that produces the products. I do not own stock in the company. And, I am not compensated in any way for sharing …Continue reading →

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Disability Advocate Drowns in Wheelchair

By Matt Hamilton | Los Angeles Times Laurie Hoirup, a disability rights advocate, died when she fell into the Sacramento River and drowned as her husband and family frantically tried to pull her from the deep, dark, murky water. Hoirup had joined her husband and family for a boat ride on the river, a popular spot to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks. …Continue reading →

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Drawing the Line — Version 2

I read an article a while ago that mentioned Greg. whose name was intentionally changed here, was killed by police after a nearly six-hour standoff that ended in a gun battle. Greg reportedly had significant brain damage. I am not debating whether or not Greg could have been experiencing symptoms related to a ten-year-old injury. In the world of recovery, ten years is a short time. …Continue reading →

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Investigation Underway

Fox 12 staff  reveal an investigation has been launched after a young student at Fisher’s Landing Elementary School suffered a brain injury on the school playground then died at the hospital two days later. The family told school officials the girl returned home from school on Wednesday and indicated there was some sort of incident on the playground. According to …Continue reading →

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Helmet Safety

After reading dozens of articles, I was fairly certain there was nothing I could add to the discussion, until I remembered a scene from The Great Muppet Caper in which Kermit, Ms. Piggy, and all of their Muppet friends were riding bikes. I was taught to ALWAYS wear a helmet when riding a bike, and yet the Muppets seemed to …Continue reading →

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How Much Do You Know?

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post was written by Jeanne Dupuis and was posted on Social Moms. Text under the heading “Article” was written by Dupuis. Although Brain Injury Awareness Month occurs in March, it is important to remember that brain injuries can occur any time, to anyone. Children and teenagers are especially susceptible to brain injury because they spend …Continue reading →

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**** About The Author ****

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.