“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.” September 4, 1982 was the day Mike “Pedal Monster” Heikes left his caterpillar life forever and began his wild adventure as someone who survived a TBI.
The Crash Reel
Snowboarder Kevin Pearce was training for the Olympics when he fell and sustained a severe TBI. Watch this clip from a new HBO documentary.
Reclaiming Health After a Brain Injury
A TBI can put everything on hold, but as time passed, Abby Maslin knew she had to help her injured husband — and herself — return to their previous healthy habits.
Thomas Jones on Being in the NFL
Retired player Thomas Jones — who played 12 years in the NFL, 4 years in college, and 3 years in high school — explains why "there is more to being in the NFL than you see on TV."
Sometimes the best way to learn or to feel understood is to hear from other people in similar situations. That’s why we have put together this collection of personal stories. Whether you are someone who has sustained a TBI, a fulltime caregiver, or a friend of a friend who is just learning about TBI for the first time, these stories can shed light on the complexities of brain injury … and the resiliency of the human spirit.
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