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badge2These books are written specially for and by survivors of brain injury and families. They provide insight into the challenges of rebuilding life after brain injury as well as tools and strategies for living a full life.

Finding Purpose In Being a Brain Injury Survivor by Mike Heikes

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The autobiography of Brain Injury Survivor and five time cross country charity bicyclist Mike Heikes. Mike formed “Helmets For Kids”, giving away thousands of free helmets across the country. His book tells how he found “purpose” in being a brain injury survivor by preventing others from having brain injuries like his.

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In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond my Brain

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Kim worked as a financial consultant for twenty five years, until her brain injury took her out of the industry. Kim’s life changed forever 1995, when she was stricken with a ruptured brain aneurysm. It eventually took being called to write her book, and subsequently becoming the Wednesday host, on Brain Injury Radio, to finally understand the process she has gone through. She kept a journal during her recovery, which she then filed away for seventeen years. In that time, she had never met another brain injury survivor, never been made aware of any support, conducting her recovery in isolation. Since then she has become a multi-published photographer, writer, author and radio host. Kim and husband Gary share their home with four dogs, and a Sun Conure.

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Crash: A Mother, a Son, and the Journey from Grief to Gratitude

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After 25 years of caring for children, first as a nurse, then as a pediatrician, Carolyn Roy-Bornstein finds herself on the other side of the stretcher when her 17-year-old son Neil is hit by a teenage drunk driver while walking his girlfriend Trista home after a study date. Roy-Bornstein finds herself riding in the front seat of an ambulance transporting her son to the ICU in Boston, his brain is bleeding, and the world she so easily navigated in a white coat now must be traversed, understood, and dealt with as a mother, not a medical professional.

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Who Am I Again?

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Who Am I Again integrates articles and resources to define terms related to Ms. Nachman’s injuries, and to show the reader that her situation in not necessarily as unique as the doctors made it out to be. What is clear in her story, which is unfortunately the story of many others, is that although doctors try, people who have experienced a MTBI cannot be defined by one textbook definition.

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Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury

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At first glance, you might be tempted to think this is a book about recovering from a traumatic life experience, but it is much more. A real-life tale with unexpected twists and chance meetings that will shock you and amaze you, it is the story of true triumph and victory of the human spirit.

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My Daze of Brain Injury: The Dance of Destiny

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Robin’s life changes within a split-second of a tragic accident. The ER finds no visible injuries or broken bones. Yet, confusion and memory loss begin to surface. She emerges from the trauma and finds the life she remembers no longer exists.

In a role reversal, this special-needs teacher finds herself a student of her own skills. How Robin discovers and accepts her limitations, and reconciles these life-changing losses, is a story of love, courage and inspiration.

Robin J. Bloom, is a graduate with a BS in Special Education, Elementary Education, and a MEd in Counseling. As a survivor of multiple brain injuries, she is an inspirational writer. Robin resides in Phoenix, Arizona and is working on her sequel, Wake Up: We’re Going Home, available in the fall of 2012.

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Brain Storm

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“Bruce and Laura Allen have allowed us to journey with them in their remarkable, honest, painful, and miraculous story of faith, hope, and love. This is a must-read for anyone walking through extended physical suffering either as a patient, caregiver, or family member. You will laugh, cry, and rejoice-but most of all you will experience God.”
-Dr. Mark L. Walker

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Life Out of Order

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My book is a story of sibling life and sibling loss. It is a story of grief, love and hope. My story, in particular, weaves my relationship with my younger brother who is drastically altered after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. I have learned to live with courage through my own devastation as my brother’s guardian, caretaker, and sister.

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Overcoming All Challenges

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My name is Roger Rizzo. I have three college degrees and traveled around the world twice. I was a civil trial attorney for 13 years and successfully tried some of the largest cases in the United States.

On June 30, 2011, I was involved in a horrendous motorcycle accident in Tiburon, overlooking the San Francisco Bay. I was the passenger on the motorcycle and not wearing a helmet.

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Overcoming All Challenges

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Overcoming All Challenges is a book which describes in detail the chilling motorcycle accident and the countless terrible injuries sustained by the author Roger Daniel Rizzo. Among the innumerable injuries was severe, traumatic brain injury.

Overcoming All Challenges explains how the author was airlifted by police helicopter to the hospital, how he remained in the hospital for over six months, how he was in a coma for six weeks, and how he was a human vegetable for five and one-half months.

The book is not limited to only a description of the accident and brain injury which occurred in Roger Daniel Rizzo’s life. The book also summarizes with great specificity the challenges the author faced and overcame in his life which lead up to encountering his ultimate challenge, recovering from the myriad of injuries stemming from his horrific accident.

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