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

Kelly Catlin, Concussion, and Suicide
March 18, 2019

The consequences of mild traumatic brain injury turn worlds upside down. Headache, double vision, and balance difficulties are the most obvious problems, but less visible symptoms can be the most insidious and difficult to manage.

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The Fierce Heart of Hope Nicole Bingaman
March 11, 2019

Hope is complicated. It represents believing something can improve, despite the current state of circumstances. It also means having the courage to believe when things appear hopeless. I have become well acquainted with the infinite value of hope, but also the tightrope on which it teeters.

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.

Latest Post:

Getting Back on the Bike

David
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 ... 

Latest Post:

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.

Latest Post:

Learning by Accident

Rosemary
Rosemary Rawlins, Caregiver

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

Latest Post:

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.

Latest Post:

March 11, 2019

Reinventing Our Family

Abby
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 ... 

Latest Post:

January 28, 2019

Rolling with It

Janna
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