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

Cooking with brain injury, Cheryl Green and Bill at a stove
April 8, 2021

How does a traumatic brain injury affect the way you cook and eat? Filmmaker Cheryl Green, who has a brain injury, satirizes her own experiences in the kitchen in a short video called “Cooking With Brain Injury.”

Latest Blog Post

The Mastery Paradox - U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa discuss land navigation during training in preparation for an Expert Infantryman Badge evaluation at Arta Range, Djibouti. Army Photo by SSgt Timothy Moore
May 13, 2021

Many veterans find it difficult to transition from a highly interconnected collectivist culture to a highly dispersed and somewhat individualistic culture. 

Veterans' Mental Health from a Combat Veteran's Perspective

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:

May 3, 2021

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:

May 13, 2021

Learning by Accident

Rosemary
Rosemary Rawlins, Caregiver

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

Latest Post:

April 22, 2019

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:

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:

April 8, 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 ... 

Latest Post:

December 11, 2017