Chicken Soup for The Soul - Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work

Chicken Soup for The Soul - Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work

Amy Newmark and Dr. Carolyn Roy Bernstein, Foreword by Lee Woodruff
Did you know a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs every 18.5 seconds in this country? TBIs occur due to accidents, and sports, and also are common in soldiers returning from active duty. Chances are you, or someone you know, has been touched in some way by this experience. The personal stories in this book, by TBI survivors and those who love and support them, will help and encourage you and your family on the road to recovery.
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Did you know a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs every 18.5 seconds in this country? TBIs occur due to accidents, and sports, and also are common in soldiers returning from active duty. Chances are you, or someone you know, has been touched in some way by this experience. The personal stories in this book, by TBI survivors and those who love and support them, will help and encourage you and your family on the road to recovery.

Whether you are recovering from a traumatic brain injury or supporting someone with a TBI, this collection of 101 inspiring and encouraging stories by others like you will uplift and encourage you on your healing journey.
Details
Item CSSTBI
ISBN# 9781611599381
Pages 432
Cover Softback
Year 2014

Authors

Amy Newmark is Chicken Soup for the Soul's publisher and editor-in-chief, after a 30-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst, and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively. She and her husband have four grown children. After a long career writing books on telecommunications, voluminous financial reports, business plans, and corporate press releases, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a breath of fresh air for Amy. She has fallen in love with Chicken Soup for the Soul and its life-changing books, and really enjoys putting these books together for Chicken Soup's wonderful readers. She has co-authored more than four dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books and has edited another three dozen.

Contents

Foreword I. But You Look So Normal 1. As I Am Now, Jen Abbas de Jong 2. I Have a Secret, David A. Grant 3. Forgiving Myself, Bonnie L. Beuth 4. Missing Faces, Shawn Marie Mann 5. The Land of TBI, Catz LeBlanc 6. Mirror, Mirror, Donna Stamey Reeve 7. Invisible Bruise, Melissa Cronin 8. Learning to Live with a Label, Joy Engelsman 9. Who Am I?, Donna Fitzpatrick II. Self Discovery 10. Treasures from Tragedy, Mary Varga 11. Lights...Camera...Action!, Sandra L. Brown 12. Flashes of Hope, Rosemary Rawlins 13. Man of the House, Marshall Campbell 14. Starting Over, Celeste Palmer 15. My Second Life, Paul Ceretto 16. Road to a New Path, Dale B. Taylor 17. Taking Action, Joseph Caminiti 18. Your Voice Sounds Good Today, Julie Sanderson 19. Unexpected Blessings, Sandra A. Madden III. Never Giving Up 20. After the Dark Clouds, Contentment, Betty B. Cantwell 21. It's Worth Fighting For, Tyler Tatasciore 22. Waiting for John to Remember, Anita Dziwura 23. Anguish, Richard E. Berg 24. Graduating from College, Donna Fitzpatrick 25. Healing Your Heart after a Brain Injury, Barbara J. Webster 26. Yes, I'm a Train Wreck, Jon Nathan Blair 27. Family, Faith, Friends...Can, Bette Haywood Matero 28. Don't Give Up..., Murray Dunlap 29. A Tougher Course, Jay McLaughlin 30. An In-Between Place, Barbara Stahura 31. Not Just a Run, Johnkle 32. The Making of a Miracle, Pattie Welek Hall 33. Joanie, Larry C. Kerpelman IV. Healing Power of Mother Nature 34. Reaching for the Sky, Michael Jordan Segal 35. Taming the Hurricane, Pete Daigle 36. Uncharted Waters, Jim Scott 37. Jared's Fishing Logs, Janine L. Osburn 38. The Nature of My Motivation, Robin Lee Rice Whittaker 39. Finding Hidden Messages of Hope, Dr. Christine Y. Durham 40. Racing the Sunset, Melissa A. Gertz V. Acceptance 41. I Am Not My Brain Injury, Stephanie Davenport 42. Right Where I'm Supposed to Be, Cheryle Sullivan 43. My Confession, Donna Stamey Reeve 44. It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint, Sheri Siwek 45. I Work!, Anneli Norrland 46. Building a Tree House, Jan Heinitz 47. The Broken Hat, Kirsten Corrigan 48. Finding the Glorious, Kim Conrad 49. To Soar, Jane Marie Allen Farmer 50. The Dance, Helen Reid Stewart VI. A Family Affair 51. It's Personal, Arlene Rains Graber 52. Making Believe, Sarah Kishpaugh 53. Miracle #2, Carolyn Hanna Graham 54. Caring About the Adult TBI Survivor, Carolyn Roy-Bornstein 55. The Sounds of Music, Kristen JD Hyde 56. My Mom's TBI, Brittany Perry 57. THe Man Behind the Voice, Belinda Howard Smith 58. Adam, Kay Ward 59. The Problem with a Miracle, Barbara Chandler 60. A Quiet Night in Mexico, Dan Bornstein 61. Project DownRange, Sarah Jenkins 62. Jonathan's Story, Cheryl Koenig 63. Mind Your Words, Marian Green VII. Attitude is Everything 64. HollyDay Miracles, Holly Daubenspeck 65. Back on Top of the World, Christine R. Blue 66. How I Learned to Walk, Mike Strand 67. Singing My Way Through Adversity, Dee Dee McNeil 68. Choosing Emily, Tina Rapp 69. A God-Colored Lens, Jennifer Sienes 70. Butch, Michael Jordan Segal 71. Sometimes the Little Fish Wins, Annette Langer 72. My Ray of Sunshine, Jennifer Wiche 73. New LIfe in New York City, Angela Leigh Tucker VIII. Coping Strategies that Work 74. Survive, Revive, Thrive, Lex Wison 75. Yoga Love, Janna M. Leyde 76. Fantastic Frank, Michele Camacho 77. Injury at an Early Age, Cheryl Richards 78. The Red Cow House, Julie Sanderson 79. Love in the Right Place, Pete Daigle 80. Rest is Best, Annette Gulati 81. Every Day is a Gift, Heather Roach IX. Opportunity Knocks 82. The Transformative Power of Words, Carolyn Roy-Bornstein 83. Adjusting Your Goals after TBI, Kelly Buttiglieri 84. Writing, Justine Johnston Hemmestad 85. What I Learned from a Severe TBI, Vanessa French 86. Silver Lining, Jim Scott 87. Unstoppable, Elise Daly Parker 88. Accidental Destiny, Cecile Proctor X. Making a Difference 89. Disabilities Can Teach Us How to Live, Richard C. Senelick 90. The Art Speaks, Maryanne Higley Hamilton 91. Living a Life of Purpose after Brain Injury, David A. Grant 92. Brain Drain, Sage de Beixedon Breslin 93. Seeds of Benefit, Pete Daigle 94. Good Samaritans, Shelley L. Woodward 95. Soul Soup Found at Brooks Clubhouse, Diane Kleinschmidt 96. Giving Voice to TBI, Linda S. Clare 97. Once a Teacher, Leann Reid 98. "Just Trauma", Suzanne D.K. Doswell 99. A Journey Back from Head Trauma, Patti Foster 100. The Soldier is My Side-Walker, Amy Soscia 101. The Gift, Susan Traugh Meet Our Contributors Meet Our Authors About Lee Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation Thank You About Chicken Soup for the Soul

Excerpts

"This book is a wonderful bridge between the military TBI community and the civilian one. While I spend a large part of my time with military families, I recognize the stories in this book - they are the same loving, heartbreaking, familiar ones that I hear from our returning service members. While our veterans are largely wounded by acts of war, the civilian injuries happen in the same "in an instant" way, whether it's car accidents, falls, or something as simple as a door opening suddenly into someone's face. It's stunning how so many people experience a permanent, life-altering TBI from something mundane. You'll read about one woman who got her TBI when she and her young daughter knocked heads while horsing around. In the span of years since Bob's injury, there are days I feel like I have become a virtual expert on traumatic brain injuries, at least to the extent that one can become an expert on one of the least understood parts of the human body. I am blessed that many folks want to share their stories with me....."

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