TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Survivor Rescued from Despair

Posted on October 12th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Survivor: Steven Part One Any professional who deals with human suffering has to build a wall around their personal feelings, or they would be unable to do the job.  Each day, each client, each patient, each severe brain injury survivor brings so much sadness, that if you got caught up..
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Severe Brain Injury Complications:By Stroke and Physical Injuries

Posted on October 13th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Severe Brain Injury Complications: Steven Part Two In most cases, especially when there is a family member that we can interview, our participants have a pretty complete understanding of what injuries and severe brain injury complications they suffered.  Not only did Steven not have a family member involved in his rehab, he..
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Life Before Traumatic Brain Injury For This Survivor

Posted on October 14th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Life Before Traumatic Brain Injury: Steven Part Three At 27 for many modern adults, family doesn’t really matter.  Like so many young men of his age, he had roommates, an occasional girlfriend and parents were a non-factor.  But making do in life without family after a severe injury is another matter...
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Amnesia Ends as He Leaves the Trauma Center

Posted on October 17th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Amnesia Ends as He Leaves the Trauma Center: Steven Part Four In part four of Steven’s story we talk about how long of Steven’s amnesia was and when his amnesia ends. I focus much of our TBI Voices inquiries around amnesia for specific reasons. First, I believe that it is the best..
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Physical Side of the Brain Injury Disability

Posted on October 18th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Physical Side of the Brain Injury Disability: Steven Part Five   On the physical side of the brain injury, brain injury is not just a cognitive disability.  As the brain also runs the nervous system, the muscle, every organ, most severe brain injury comes with some significant physical disability.  At almost every support..
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Real World after Severe Brain Injury: Smoothing Transition

Posted on October 19th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Real World after Severe Brain Injury: Steven Part Six Steven was single at the time of his accident. He lived with roommates, who could not be expected to become caregivers.  He was completely alienated from his family.  Regardless of how much his ADL’s were prioritized in his therapy before discharge, he..
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Outpatient Therapy After TBI: Funded Until COBRA Ran Out

Posted on October 20th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Outpatient Therapy After TBI: Steven Part Seven Regarding Steven’s outpatient therapy after TBI, it only lasted as long as his Cobra did. Obama Care came with so many compromises, it is unlikely to help in this situation, even when it does come into effect.  Like COBRA, as it is medical coverage..
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Social Security Disability: Turned Down for Being “Too Smart”

Posted on October 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Social Security Disability: Steven Part Eight Are you on Social Security Disability now? It took five and a half years.  Yes, sir.  That’s why she initially walked out.  It literally was right after my second denial, and I guess when she realized there wasn’t any money coming, it was time to..
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Lost in Our Disability System:The Poverty and the Scandal

Posted on October 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

Lost in Our Disability System: Steven Part Nine Steven and discussed the extent of his injuries. It took Steven five and a half years to get social security disability.  A prime example of being lost in our disability system. As I understand it you were a triple trauma individual: You had significant..
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School After Severe Brain Injury : School Re-Opened the World

Posted on October 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

School After Severe Brain Injury: Steven Part Ten It strikes me that you’ve had one sort of bright spot over the last six years which is this return to school after severe brain injury, is that accurate? Yes sir. How did you get into school after severe brain injury, this technology center?..
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