Living with a Brain Injury

ReBirth Day

By Lauren Costello / January 8, 2020 /

About the Author   Angela Leigh Tucker is a North Carolina native.  She has written columns in past editions of the Brain Injury Association of NC’s  publication, Starting Point.  Angela was living and working in New York when she was in a car crash that caused her brain injury.  She lost her husband in that…

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A Family’s Journey

By Lauren Costello / October 22, 2019 /

A Lesson to Show me How Good Life is Marcus & Cousins A man, a son, living with Traumatic Brain Injury Hello, my name is Marcus Hart and I have a traumatic brain injury (TBI). My life has changed completely. Before my accident, I played basketball, danced, sang and was pursuing a future as a…

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Establishing Your Own Path

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

Hi, my name is Jordan Slade. I am a TBI and 2 stroke survivor. I’d like to tell you a little about my story and what having a brain injury means to me. Now, I’d like for you to keep in your forethought, that every brain injury is acquired differently as well as the recovery…

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Remember the Turtle… He was Slow but he WON the Race

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

I have had my brain injury for a long, long time now.  It has almost become a friend to me. My injury came right after receiving my RN license from a car accident.  Everything was very bad in the beginning.  I was not supposed to live to even get to the hospital. My injuries damaged…

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I Don’t like People Putting Me into a Box…

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 /

I was on top of the world in the fall of 2001 during my senior year at East Carolina University. I made the Dean’s list, was actively involved in the community, and interning at a local news channel. It was one night in my apartment in early October that I blacked out! After 30 days in a…

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