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


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work by Amy Newmark, Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

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.

With a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurring every 18.5 seconds in this country - concussions the most common - chances are you have been touched in some way by this experience. TBIs occur due to accidents and sports, and are also common in returning soldiers. 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 your road to recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599381
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 216,166
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein is a physician and writer with a grown son recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Lee Woodruff is a contributor to CBS This Morning and author whose husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, recovered from a traumatic brain injury incurred while embedded with the military in Iraq.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lee Woodruff xi

1 But You Look So Normal

1 As I Am Now Jen Abbas de Jong 1

2 I Have a Secret David A. Grant 5

3 Forgiving Myself Bonnie L. Beuth 7

4 Missing Faces Shawn Marie Mann 11

5 The Land of TBI Catz LeBlanc 15

6 Mirror, Mirror Donna Stamey Reeve 19

7 Invisible Bruise Melissa Cronin 21

8 Learning to Live with a Label Joy Engelsman 25

9 Who Am I? Donna Pitzpatrick 29

2 Self-Discovery

10 Treasures from Tragedy Mary Varga 35

11 Lights… Camera… Action! Sandra L. Brown 39

12 Flashes of Hope Rosemary Rawlins 41

13 Man of the House Marshall Campbell 44

14 Starting Over Celeste Palmer 47

15 My Second Life Paul Ceretto 50

16 Road to a New Path Dale B. Taylor 53

17 Taking Action Joseph Caminiti 57

18 Your Voice Sounds Good Today Julie Sanderson 60

19 Unexpected Blessings Sandra A. Madden 64

3 Never Giving Up

20 After the Dark Clouds, Contentment Betty B. Cantwell 69

21 It's Worth Fighting For Tyler Tatasciore 73

22 Waiting for John to Remember Anita Dziwura 76

23 Anguish Richard E. Berg 80

24 Graduating from College Donna Fitzpatrich 83

25 Healing Your Heart after a Brain Injury Barbara J. Webster 86

26 Yes, I'm a Train Wreck Jon Nathan Blair 90

27 Family, Faith, Friends… Can Bette Haywood Matero 94

28 Don't Give Up… Murray Dunlap 98

29 A Tougher Course Jay McLaughlin 101

30 An In-Between Place Barbara Stahura 104

31 Not Just a Run Johnkle 108

32 The Making of a Miracle Pattie Welek Hall 111

33 Joanie Larry C. Kerpelman 114

4 Healing Power of Mother Nature

34 Reaching for the Sky Michael Jordan Segal 121

35 Taming the Hurricane Pete Daigle 123

36 Uncharted Waters Jim Scott 125

37 Jared's Fishing Logs Janine L. Osburn 128

38 The Nature of My Motivation Robin Lee Rice Whittaker 131

39 Finding Hidden Messages of Hope Dr. Christine Y. Durham 133

40 Racing the Sunset Melissa A. Gertz 137

5 Acceptance

41 I Am Not My Brain Injury Stephanie Davenport 145

42 Right Where I'm Supposed to Be Cheryle Sullivan 148

43 My Confession Donna Stamey Reeve 151

44 It's a Marathon Not a Sprint Sheri Siwek 154

45 I Work! Anneli Norrland 158

46 Building a Tree House Jan Heinitz 162

47 The Broken Hat Kirsten Corrigan 166

48 Finding the Glorious Kim Conrad 170

49 To Soar Jane Marie Allen Farmer 173

50 The Dance Helen Reid Stewart 177

6 A Family Affair

51 It's Personal Arlene Rains Graber 185

52 Making Believe Sarah Kishpaugh 188

53 Miracle #2 Carolyn Hanna Graham 192

54 Caring About the Adult TBI Survivor Carolyn Roy-Bornsteln 195

55 The Sounds of Music Kristen JD Hyde 198

56 My Mom's TBI Brittany Perry 201

57 The Man Behind the Voice Belinda Howard Smith 204

58 Adam Kay Ward 208

59 The Problem with a Miracle Barbara Chandler 212

60 A Quiet Night in Mexico Dan Bornstein 216

61 Project DownRange Sarah Jenkins 220

62 Jonathan's Story Cheryl Koenig 222

63 Mind Your Words Marian Green 226

7 Attitude Is Everything

64 HollyDay Miracles Holly Dauhenspeck 233

65 Back on Top of the World Christine R. Blue 236

66 How I Learned to Walk Mike Strand 240

67 Singing My Way Through Adversity Dee Dee McNeil 244

68 Choosing Emily Tina Rapp 248

69 A God-Colored Lens Jennifer Sienes 252

70 Butch Michael Jordan Segal 256

71 Sometimes the Little Fish Wins Annette Langer 259

72 My Ray of Sunshine Jennifer Wiche 263

73 New Life in New York City Angela Leigh Tucker 267

8 Coping Strategies that Work

74 Survive, Revive, Thrive Lex Wilson 275

75 Yoga Love Janna M. Leyde 279

76 Fantastic Frank Michele Camacho 283

77 Injury at an Early Age Cheryl Richards 287

78 The Red Cow House Julie Sanderson 290

79 Love in the Right Place Pete Daigle 294

80 Rest Is Best Annette Gulati 296

81 Every Day Is a Gift Heather Roach 300

9 Opportunity Knocks

82 The Transformative Power of Words Carolyn Roy-Bomstcin 307

83 Adjusting Your Goals after TBI Kelly Buttiglieri 310

84 Writing Justine Johnston Hemmestad 313

85 What I Learned from a Severe TBI Vanessa Friedrich 315

86 Silver Lining Jim Scott 318

87 Unstoppable Elise Daly Parker 320

88 Accidental Destiny Cecile Proctor 324

10 Making a Difference

89 Disabilities Can Teach Us How to Live Richard C. Senelick 331

90 The Art Speaks Maryanne Higley Hamilton 335

91 Living a Life of Purpose after Brain Injury David A. Grant 337

92 Brain Dram Sage de Beixedon Breslin 341

93 Seeds of Benefit Pete Daigle 345

94 Good Samaritans Shelley L. Woodward 347

95 Soul Soup Found at Brooks Clubhouse Diane Kleinschmidt 350

96 Giving Voice to TBI Linda S. Clare 354

97 Once a Teacher… Leann Reid 357

98 "Just Trauma" Suzanne D.K. Doswell 361

99 A Journey Back from Head Trauma Patti Foster 364

100 The Soldier Is My Side-Walker Amy Soscia 368

101 The Gift Susan Traugh 372

Meet Our Contributors 379

Meet Our Authors 395

About Lee Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation 397

Thank You 399

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 400

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not alone. So much is explained in this book.