"As long as you have hope, faith, and a will to fight nothing can stop you." - Isabel'
"I was in a car accident on November 15, 2014. I suffered a moderate TBI with brain bleeding in my pre-frontal cortex. Once I was conscious I asked when I would be able to return to school, I was a freshmen in college. That's when the doctors told me what a TBI was; they told me I may never return to school or return to running again. I cried so much thinking my life was over but I decided to fight. I decided no matter what I was going back. It was rough. I have headaches and dizziness daily. My speech is slow and sometimes words get jumbled up when I talk. My memory is no where near where it used to be. I am hyper sensitive to light and sounds. I am far from a normal 21 year old but I learned being normal is overrated. I am now happy with who I am. I am in my Junior year of college studying psychology and on track to graduate the same time I was suppose to before the crash. I run cross country and track from a D3 program and I am running near the paces I was before. I am working towards specializing in trauma to help people like me. I want to make a difference and give people the will to fight. I want to show the world that having a TBI is not a death sentence. That as long as you have hope, faith and a will to fight nothing can stop you." -Isabel, TBI Survivor ••• ➡️Share your story for#braininjuryawarenessmonth! Send a paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org💚 We are all in this together! #HopeAfterHeadInjury