"I am not my brain injury." - Poem by Cristabelle Braden


This is a poem I wrote back in 2015 during a time I was so discouraged... today I felt compelled to share it again. I wrote this as a way to encourage myself to never give up, no matter how much I felt that my brain injury was defining my life. I decided that it doesn't define me! And your brain injury doesn't define you either!! You are MORE than your brain injury. Do NOT let it define you!!!💚 "I am not my brain injury. I am more than exhaustion. I am more than headaches. I am more than mood swings. I am more than memory loss. I am more than prescriptions. I am more than doctor visits. I am more than a disability. I am strong. I am alive. I am a survivor. I will not stop dreaming. I will not stop hoping. I will not stop praying. I will not stop believing. I will stand strong. I will move forward. Because I am a survivor." -Cristabelle Braden (TBI Survivor & founder of Hope After Head Injury)

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