Personal Stories & Blogs

We feature stories from people who have sustained a brain injury and who are doing their best to put their lives back together. We also hear from caregivers who share their experiences as they take care of the person they love and try to find the best in every day.

Latest Personal Story

David Figurski & Donna O’Donnell Figurski
January 29, 2018

The path of brain injury is a lonely one, not only for the survivor but also for the caregiver. Often family and friends, who gratefully were available during the initial event, return to their lives. It’s expected. return to their lives. It’s expected. But, their absence and support often leave the survivor and the caregiver with feelings of loneliness and abandonment.

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Explore. Dream. Discover: Caregiving and Brain Injury
March 12, 2018

How do we get to new places within ourselves? And how do we bring our survivors to the places that seem impossible? For the climber, it is not always about reaching the top. Sometimes, it is just about the climb.

An open and honest blog about TBI from Nicole Bingaman

Our Blogs

BrainLine is incredibly lucky to collaborate with a group of outstanding bloggers willing to share their ups and downs, insights, and honest moments of both despair and hope.

Adam at Ease

Adam at Ease: A TBI Video Blog by Army Veteran Adam Anicich
Adam Anicich, Army Veteran

Adam, a former Army Sergeant and polytrauma patient, shares his story— along with some practical tips for managing life post-TBI.

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Getting Back on the Bike

David A. Grant, TBI Survivor

A bike ride on a fall day in New England turned out to be anything but typical. I never expected to be rushed by ambulance to the nearest trauma center with a traumatic brain injury ... 

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Head Space and Timing

Duane France, Combat Veteran & Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Duane France, Combat Veteran & Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Retired Army Noncommissioned Officer and clinical mental health counselor, Duane France, helps those who may be struggling with PTSD, TBI, depression and anxiety.

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Learning by Accident

Rosemary Rawlins, Caregiver

My husband left one afternoon for a workout on his bike ... and then everything changed. 

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February 19, 2018

Permission to Tell the Truth

Making Tough Decisions Easier
Nicole Bingaman, Caregiver

Five years ago life would forever change for not only my oldest son, but for our entire family. Since that time I have learned that love does win, but that love is also made up of incredibly tough moments.

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March 12, 2018

Reinventing Our Family

Abby Maslin, Caregiver

My husband left for a baseball game with friends and never came home. Now we are on a journey to rebuild our lives and reinvent our family ... 

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February 26, 2018

Rolling with It

Janna Hockenjos

I was fourteen when it happened on a rain-slicked highway. My dad was a passenger in a car that slid into a pile of other cars when he hit his head, too hard ... 

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December 11, 2017