"I want to educate people about what brain injury is and what the rehabilitation process entails," said author Heidi Lerner. "I approach the topics of the brain, it's injury, resulting symptoms, rehabilitation, academic interventions, nature's healing influence, and the great benefit of support groups. I present all of this in a way that's casual and fun."
In her poetry, Ms. Lerner articulates about aspects of brain injury such as
Â· Mood swings and depression
Â· Balance and the right and left hemispheres of the brain
Â· Complications of injury to different areas of the brain
Â· The greatest challenges of head injuries
Â· Accomplishments in rehabilitation
Â· Keeping the faith and
Â· An unending circle of support
Gray Matters helps brain injury survivors to better understand their injuries and themselves as well as by enabling them to be better understood by others. These writings exemplify the potential of inner-strength, adaptability and persistence for survivors of trauma. The greatest gift we can give to those who have lived to tell the tale of this challenge is our awareness and understanding of living with this reality.