"It all happened without me even realizing it was happening. I had just dropped my girls off at daycare, and I was sitting at a cross intersection, waiting to make a left turn my school. I was watching the traffic pattern- trying to anticipate when it would be my turn to edge ahead. There was a pick up truck directly in front of me. He had his turn signal on- as I did- we were both turning left. And then, the flash happened. I didn’t see it coming, nor did a I realize, at first, how significant that moment would be in my life. In a flash, my and my family’s life changed.
A distracted driver ran right into the back of my minivan- causing my full travel mug to be tossed across my front seat. Likewise, it caused my head and neck to be tossed forward and back, two times over. My brain bounced within my skull and my neck was strained beyond its capacity, and with these injuries, my life was forever changed. It can happen to anyone- and it can happen in a flash- so embrace each moment for all that it is worth- you never know if it could be the end of the old, and the start of your new life." -Jennifer, TBI Survivor ; she also runs this blog:Concussed Mom https://concussedmom.home.blog/ check it out for more from her!
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