“Being allowed to explain what the world looks like through my eyes helps me feel better understood and I feel my readers benefit from the talk, despite my speech impediment”.
WHY WE PUBLISHED
Living with brain damage or “traumatic brain injury” (TBI) can put many constraints on those affected. Having the opportunity to explain yourself and communicate how brain damage affects the conditions for your life is something more and more declare themself prepared to do. We feel it is important that these voices also be heard.
STEREOTYPES & PREJUDICES
It is not uncommon that people relate brain damage to being damaged goods, but many people suffering from brain damage live a very full life with the challenges. Being brain damaged is also often referred to as a vegetative state or as a reference for low intelligence. Most common is the assumption that people with brain damage are helpless and not able to take care or provide for themself.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of a TBI.