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A Call to Mind: A Story of Undiagnosed Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury

A Call to Mind: A Story of Undiagnosed Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury

by Claire Galloway


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A few seconds is all it takes to change a mind forever.

A few seconds. That was all the time it took for two-year- old Luke Galloway to slip away from his

parents and go running toward the swing set. And only a few seconds more before the hard plastic swing

struck the side of his head with enough force to send him flying. But the effects of that playground

accident would stay with him—in the form of an undiagnosed traumatic brain injury—and alter the

course of his life.

In A Call to Mind, Luke’s mother, Claire Galloway, recounts how a seemingly routine childhood

injury—readily dismissed by professionals for sixteen years—transformed a happy, healthy child into an

anxious,agitated boy, who would be haunted by “noises” only he could hear.

As knowledge of brain injury in sports and the military is on the rise, Claire adds Luke’s voice to the

choir. As she lays the groundwork for physicians, educators, psychologists, family and friends to better

recognize symptoms of traumatic brain injury in a practical, everyday sense, she hopes to embolden

parents to fight for their children on behalf of what only they might see, increasing the odds of successful

post-injury outcomes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939930941
Publisher: Brandylane Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Claire Galloway has been advocating for greater awareness of closed-head traumatic brain injury in children since 2008. She has spoken at several brain injury conferences and to students of education. This is her first book. She resides in Virginia with her husband Mark.

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