We Can Do Hard Things
Brain injury has been a type of boot camp for our family, a crash course in thickening our skins and tackling struggle head-on. And although none of us signed up for it willingly, I think we can all agree it’s been strenuous and valuable preparation for whatever challenges lie ahead.
Learning to Cross the Street Is More Than Simple ABCs
Learning to look left, right, left is only the beginning when teaching kids a life-long habit of being a safe pedestrian.
What You Need to Know: Symptoms of Concussion
The signs and symptoms of concussion are evident soon after the traumatic event, while you may only become aware of others days or weeks later.
Pain, Joy, Glory, and Mystery
When a loved one sustains a serious head injury, there is certainly pain and hardship and the list of hardships is varied and long. TBI’s deliver potent cocktails of mental, emotional, physical, and psychological trauma not only to the injured person but also to their families.
Advice for Families with a Loved One with Severe Brain Injury
Keeping a journal, taking videos, and looking back to mark progress can help families with a loved one with a severe TBI. But most importantly, families need to seek help.
Life After Brain Injury — Watching Out for Rogue Waves
Brainline blogger David Grant understands the "rogue waves" of emotion that come with a TBI. "Like their aquatic counterparts, they originate out of nowhere, offer a bit of emotional catastrophic damage, then recede, sometimes as quickly as they came."
Neurostorm of the Century, Part 1 of 3: Medical Terminology
The word “neurostorming” was one of many new medical terms we learned while Josh was in his coma.