Well, seems like I haven’t posted here for awhile. Feverishly gathering materials to help a TBI friend in NE Georgia in a few weeks. In a nutshell, going to help in five or six ways, I believe. First, a brain injury review or synopsis. Helping with her disability case. Trying to get docs and lawyers lined up. Book ideas, may help in writing my next book. Cognitive tips on computer software. And maybe an intro to neurofatigue.
I am so excited and blessed for the facebook group I’ve joined not long ago, the brain injury support group. Wendy Proctor, its organizer, is doing a fabulous job. Amazing there are so many of us around the world.
Staying busy. Really focused researching some things for the next disability case I might be assisting with. Seems daily I’m adding more things to our agenda when I meet with the young lady, Jamie, in a few weeks. Hope to get a lot done with her and really be an assistance when we meet up.
Also on this quick “business trip,” made plans with my good friend Smitty and Bethel church one day. Really getting excited.
Very excited about the brain inury reading and new books I’ve begun. So many new insights.
Equally as excited about my upcoming books. Can’t remember if I posted here that Tate Publishing did go under. What a shame. We’ll see what comes. Yesterday sent one to a new publisher who wanted to see my work. My Mitochondrial Disease book has taken a slightly different direction as some key players dropped out. The next brain injury book I’m doing is starting to take a different shape, as well.
Been putting a packet of materials together for my friend in Georgia, Jamie Whitlock. We’re trying to help this dedicated, hard-working young lady get disability. Heartbroken so many of my TBI friends have been left in a jam. That the government would have no more empathy and care for us is beyond me. Hopefully we’ll be able to draw some people’s attention.
Located this young woman on a brain injury page on facebook. A big shout-out to Wendy Proctor, the site’s director or moderator. It is phenomenal how we who have been tried by “fire,” as it were, can encourage and support each other. Such would know that only those of us who are enduring a brain injury can accurately understand each other’s plight. Each of our cases is unique and distinct; yet multiple parallels and characteristics we share.
Crazy. Recently noticing what probably not too many others see. I’ve been awakened to more dear people adversely affected by the horrors of brain trauma, and this has occurred on a daily basis. Physicians, courts, employers, and the government all turn a blind eye to these souls in despair. I am working frivolously on the case of Donna Frank to help her get disability. What she has had to endure makes me gasp. A gentleman I meet with weekly, Frank Lott, has his share of troubles. A stolen mind along with the inability to walk. Physically, we hope to get better but what about all other areas? It has been a joy to work closely with the local hospital and mentor those with brain trauma. Their monthly TBI support group is amazing. One of my sweet friends there, Jordan Hendrix, also has been plagued by this “invisible injury.” Multiple similarities, yet our cases differ extensively regarding extent, affects, and outlook. Watching her persevere against all odds is amazing. She has absolutely been a great influence on me. I have been blessed, also, to be a part of a facebook brain injury support group. Thank you, thank you whoever put it together. Happy again but sad. Glad there are so many of us to rally behind one another, but sad for how many instances of this dreaded reality there are. One of the sweet ladies, in fact, may be the subject of one of my next books. Jaime Whitlock has been through ordeal after ordeal related to her brain injury. We want to shed light on some of the hurtful and harmful things that are occurring. Particularly her, but even on a national and international scale.