From time to time as I’m editing the manuscript, I will post paragraphs or thoughts that may be significant; a foreshadowing of content to come:

“‘Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.’”  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelby

“Brain injuries do present various challenges to the broken, their lives complicated by this grievous medical condition.  Approximately 1.7 million Americans acquire a traumatic brain injury (TBI) per year.  Close to 1,365,000 people nationwide are treated for TBI’s and released annually.  5.4 million people in the nation live with a disability associated with TBI.” (

“Many tips are available for spouses, family members, and children of the brain-injured.  Children are impacted but more accepting and often empathetic with their injured parent.  We will look at what some of the impairments look like…..A lot of things take too much energy, and the fact that it takes them exponentially longer to execute day to day tasks leaves them little time to do something that would drain them cognitively in any way.  Without public knowledge, they will be further handicapped.  This book was written to let you know their great need for help and understanding.”

*So, change is a given. How do we deal with it? Be careful in what you do.

*The lack of support among brain injury is staggering.  I wish there was more out there for the public to help them understand. The brain-injury survivors do not act like they do by choice; it is the result of their pre-existing condition. Depending on the moment would be how they deal with things and cope.

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