Going into my senior year of high school, I was involved in a very serious motor vehicle accident that resulted in me receiving a traumatic brain injury. Not knowing who to turn to or where to start, I tried desperately to pick up the pieces and move on with my life. It wasn't until four years later that I realized just how much my TBI had affected me.
Broke, divorced, jobless & on the verge of being homeless; I focused all my energy on searching for resources that could possibly help me. Through my lengthy, strenuous search; I finally came across an organization that specialized in providing aid for survivors with my condition and current situation. The Brain Injury Association of TN not only supported & provided me with a bundle of different resources, but also opened my eyes and helped me realize the vitality of TBI.
While attending a BIAT Support Group Christmas dinner at Vanderbilt, I was offered a Board Member position. Feeling overwhelmingly blessed and thankful for this wonderful opportunity; I immediately took action.
Recently becoming a certified BIAT Board Member, gives me hope that I can make a difference in the TBI community; by provding aid to other TBI survivors & spreading awarness.