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I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia

Disclaimer   The following review was written by Evi Heilbrunn. I have not read the book that is the subject of this review, but I plan to soon.   Review by Evi Heilbrunn “You might wonder how it feels to wake up one morning and not know who you are,” writes Su Meck. In a casual, matter-of-fact style, Ms. Meck …Continue reading →

Transitioning from Combat to Campus

Disclaimer The article that inspired this post appears on brainlinemilitary.org. Although I modified the article to meet format, length, style, and grammar requirements of this post, I included a link to the complete article in the section of this post titled, “Credits.” Article Excerpt Signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan include post-traumatic stress disorder, lost limbs and traumatic brain injury …Continue reading →

Best Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Ever

Disclaimer Jeremy P. McGhee — athlete, speaker, and author – gave me permission to use the picture, video, and article in this post. When I first read Jeremy’s story, I knew I needed to share it. This post describes one of Jeremy’s many adventures and includes a TEDx video about the same adventure. If you find his story as intriguing as I do, you can …Continue reading →

Longboarding Therapy?

I didn’t understand until I watched the short video. Click here to read another Beyond Injury post.

Hidden Objects: Torture or Teacher?

Disclaimer I am not affiliated with “Where’s Waldo” or the company that created the puzzle in this post. I did not, and will not, receive any compensation for sharing the puzzle or linking to the company where I found the free, printable puzzle. My motivation for writing this post was to share a tool I used during my recovery from brain cancer, surgeries, chemo, and radiation. Solving a hidden …Continue reading →

Can You Read This?

Disclaimer I don’t know who created the following puzzle, but I know Meredith Tiz-Ott shared the puzzle with me. The puzzle is a cryptogram – a letter from the solution is replaced by a letter, number, or symbol. A replacement will be true for an entire puzzle, but may change in different puzzles. For example, if “e” in a solution is represented by “9″ in …Continue reading →

Using a Computer After Brain Injury

Disclaimer The article in this post was written by Alex Barker for AbilityNet, an organization in the United Kingdom (UK) that, according to their website, “exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.” I realize some readers of this blog do not live in the UK and calling the …Continue reading →

Program Introduces Veterans to Healing Horses

Disclaimer Text under the heading, “Article Excerpt” was written by Natalie June for the Elburn Herald. The photograph in this post was submitted by Jerry Paulsen to June. Article Excerpt MAPLE PARK, IL — Eight veterans and their spouse or caregiver, traveled from all over the nation to Maple Park to participate in the pilot program for Boots and Hooves, Inc., a …Continue reading →

When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance

Disclaimer The article featured in this post was written by Alison Caporimo for Reader’s Digest. I received permission from Reader’s Digest to include Caporimo’s article in this post. The picture is a free download from All Free Download. I chose to feature the article because it identifies several survivors who overcame significant adversity by adapting to their “new” normal rather than focusing on what they can …Continue reading →

Benefits of Talking with Your Social Worker

Disclaimer   The following article was written by Doree Armstrong and appeared on the University of Wisconsin website. I chose to share the article because the value of social workers is often overlooked by survivors, caregivers, family, friends, and therapists.     Article by Doree Armstrong | University of Wisconsin More than a million people are treated for mild traumatic …Continue reading →

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Hi, I'm Scott. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer, my first thought was the diagnosis is wrong. I quickly learned the diagnosis was right – my brain and I needed help immediately.

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