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I’m a Shitty Driver 👎🚧🚗

True story. Ever since I got my license, I have been a shitty driver. For the first time ever I have had a clean, spotless driving record for the last 2 years. Oh wait, did I forget to mention I haven’t drove since 5/16/18 the date I got my traumatic brain Injury? I got my […]

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Speak Up, Advocate, Don’t Give Up!! Travel Win🎉

This has been huge for me and today was proof once again not to give up and just take no for an answer!! You have to advocate for yourself and once again we have found how critical it is to buy travel insurance since my brain injury. We had first class plane tickets to St […]

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Happy Fathers Day

I was writing an instagram post about my dad and figured I should write a little blog too because the post had so much detail and there could be SO much more, because that’s how amazing my dad has been. Growing up nightly my dad would scratch my back nightly. It’s one of my favorite […]

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When Your Best Friend Specializes In TBI 🧠🍀

One of my best friends is a Neuropsychologist. I knew she worked with patients with TBI, and I knew she was a Psychologist but I truly never really understood what she did until I got my severe Traumatic Brain Injury. She has dedicated her life and studies to this and she has always been so […]

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Essentialist 🆚 NonEssentialist aka Pre TBI 🆚 Post TBI

I watched a video and read this recently in the Hollis Co Next 90 Days that they are doing and it really hit home and made me think. As I read what each one was and said about the person, it really made me think and realize how much brain injury has truly changed me. […]

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My College Best Friend

I remember sitting in human sexuality class at Portland State, this guy was sitting next to me, he had black hair with bangs swept over his forehead, he was cute, he had the hood up of his grey hooded sweatshirt and was wearing vans and skinny jeans. It’s amazing how after such memory loss, that […]

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6 years! So grateful!

Today it’s been 6 years since I got on my dirt bike after drinking at the Oregon Dunes and flew down a ravine, knocked myself out and broke my back. I was life flighted from Coos Bay to Portland, I was in the hospital for a week at least and the road to recovery was […]

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Two Years, 2 Middle Fingers To The Odds Against Me!

I had to give a 2 middle fingers on this day! For 2 years! 2 years ago today at about 445pm. I guess one of my favorite things to do in the hospital was flip people off, especially my friends. I have no memory of this haha. I guess I was pleasant and pretty funny […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and My Travel Thoughts💭

Travel since TBI has been interesting. I enjoyed traveling pre TBI and have been lucky to be able to do so and am still able to do it. It’s one thing I can still do safely, I just have to plan it a little differently and at times when I run into issues, especially when […]

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Victim Impact Panel Speech

I also just found this video from when I was practicing my Victim Impact Panel Speech for people that attend after getting a DUI, I once was one of those people who attended and it changed me. I never drank again. It’s interesting to see the difference in a year between my speaking. This is […]