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Sep 11

September 2020 Kim Block

About a year and a half ago, in January 2019, I suffered a concussion, also known as a traumatic brain…

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Aug 14

August 2020 Spencer Weigman

My name is Spencer Weigman and I’m 31 years old. My TBI was a result of a work-related accident. I…

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Jul 07

July 2020 Jamie Patterson

My name is Jamie Patterson and I suffered a traumatic brain injury back in June of 2012. Like most survivors,…

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Jun 15

May 2020 Bry Barrows

January 7, 2011, when I was 20 years old, my friend and I were on our way out. Around eight…

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Mar 12

March 2020 Nitzana Aufiero

At 21 years old, I was enjoying the adventure of experiencing life in completely new environments. I was drawn to…

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Feb 19

February 2020 Logan Hardy

February 3, 2016. I was 20 years old. It was just another normal day off for me. I got up…

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Jan 13

January 2020 Monica Chamberlain

Twenty-five years ago, on October 9, 1994, I had just started college and I was looking forward to the typical…

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Dec 09

December 2019 Allison Hepler

I am a State Representative serving my first term in the Maine State Legislature. One of the personal highlights of…

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Oct 15

October 2019 John Nelson

My name is John Nelson, Sgt USMC retired, MOS Rifleman. I strive to not let my brain injury define me,…

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Sep 05

September 2019 David Krempels

My name is David Krempels. I survived a severe traumatic brain injury from a motor-vehicle accident in 1992. That’s 27…

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Jul 30

August 2019 Courtney Rowe

My name is Courtney Rowe. Back in November of 2009 I was in a car accident. This resulted in my…

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May 02

May 2019 Rachel Glaser

My name is Rachel Glaser and I suffered a traumatic brain injury in August of 2004. My boyfriend at the…

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Apr 10

April 2019 Jeffrey Kerr

I was sitting in a highchair when my grandmother got a telephone call; it was my mother and she had…

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Mar 18

March 2019 The Goulet Family

The Goulet Family Michael T. Goulet was born September 30, 1989 and he was a vibrant, funny child who loved…

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Feb 13

2019 Jaime Murphy

My name is Jaime. I am 30-year-old whose life has been changed forever. On November 20, 2017, I suffered a…

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Jan 04

January 2019 Lee Glynn

In the early morning hours of October 29, 2017, my life changed forever. It was going to be a busy…

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Dec 10

December 2018 Seth Vincent

I was 19 when I first uttered the words, “I have cancer.”I was fresh out of high school and just…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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,…