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Sep 17

September 2018 Tina Callahan

Tina & Tom Callahan On Friday, September 13, 2002, Tina suffered a major stroke. It was a totally unexpected event, as she...

Aug 16

August 2018 Justin Barnes

Last night my stepson informed me that when he and my wife had been shopping a couple days prior, he’d picked up...

Jul 27

July 2018 Gary Wolcott

In 1983, Gary's father Bernard began to experience dizziness and poor balance. After three months of investigations into inner ear issues with no improvement, ...

Jun 20

June 2018 Deb Hanmer

  During the summer of 1997, my life changed forever. I had been living with severe headaches for several years. They would...

May 18

May 2018 Eliza Edmunds

In 2005, Eliza Edmunds at 13 was a normal seventh-grader playing soccer, riding horses in the county fair, playing guitar, and of course beginning to...

Apr 11

April 2018 David Lamont

It is me today, yesterday I was you, tomorrow you could be me. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can happen that quickly. ...

Mar 15

March 2018 Greg Fraser

My father, Arthur Fraser, struggled with aphasia for two years before he passed away at the age of 90. For him, it was an almost...

Feb 26

February 2018 Ralph Poland

  Ever since my strokes, I have been trying to find the right words to offer insight for Loved ones, Caregivers and...

Nov 1

November 2017 Tony Sutton

Tony Sutton November 2017 I am lucky. I wanted to start by saying that, as others have had far more...

Feb 26

October 2017 Daryne Rockett

  Daryne Rockett October 2017   Click here to download a presentation by Daryne: "The Art of Gratitude" ...

Aug 1

August 2017 Paula Sparks

  Paula Sparks August 2017 August 29, 2016, was my "rebirth-day." It was the end of an old decade and the beginning of a new one....

Feb 26

July 2017 Rorie Lee

  Rorie Lee July 2017 Rorie with her service dog, Ziva. photo by Ross...

Jun 1

June 2017 Jackie Beckwith

  Jackie Beckwith - June 2017 I can't be more thankful then I am right now! It has been just over a year now since my brain...

May 1

May 2017 Shara Lawhorne

  Shara Lawhorne - May 2017 Before her brain injury, Shara Lawhorne was the picture of health and activity: she was very active, a vegetarian, and rode...

Apr 1

April 2017 Brian Brigham

  Brian Brigham - April 2017 As a reward for earning my Eagle Scout rank at the age of 15, my father and...

Mar 1

March 2017 Jordan Emerson

  Jordan Emerson - March 2017 Have you ever felt trapped, unsure, and lonely? Well, I have felt that way for the past nine years. Envision being...

Feb 26

February 2017 Kelly Burns Theberge

  Kelly (Burns) Theberge - February 2017 My name is Kelly Theberge, and I’m from Vassalboro, Maine. Every year in the U.S. 700,000 people are diagnosed with...

Feb 26

January 2017 Debbie Salvador

  Debbie Salvador - January 2017 In 1951, at a mere six months of age, Debbie Salvador was sick with spinal meningitis for...

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