Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving Eve

Hi, all, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Last year we drove 10 hours to share it in Oklahoma with one of our daughters who was in her last semester of veterinary school. I can’t describe the heartbeat of that first moment of seeing her. I was thankful to get to spend it with her and some of her awesome friends.

This year I am thankful most for the people I have known. We have lot a few this year and even more have some health worries.

My speaking on brain trauma surviving has grown much this year, too, and I am grateful for the support and enthusiasm that has made that possible. I will talk about the new law I began shepherded on Friday, December 11. Around me are sticky notes of points I want to make, scribbled while the pies cool.

Happy Thanksgiving! This site is growing and changing, but always here for you, just look under the contact tab for how to reach me.


A November Sunday

It is Sunday, November 15, a candle burns and my coffee is strong as I am beginning a new step in my journey of brain trauma recovery and advocacy, the past two years have been like a toboggan ride, busy, fast and slow all at once, with a broadening of what I have to say and audiences to say it to.

I am framing the past work I have done into this bigger effort, it is the start, the basis for my work,. In 2012 it took on a much bigger meaning, it took me a year to gather myself and then two of research and talking to shepherd a needed change into a law protecting trauma survivors and broadening my own speaking realm from survivor to advocate.

With this website, I am widening my topics to speak and advocate for those who need a voice. Check back frequently, please, we are adding every day! And there is a resources page so you can add to what is known and useful, please send along your own experience, we will use it if we can. One thing I have learned, each brain trauma journey is different and the more we know, the more we help.

Thank you, and be blessed. Cheryl