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Review for PINK Concussions Inc, Norwalk, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Nine years ago today I sustained a concussion as a result of a car accident. Today I celebrate my journey with Pink Concussions and the other strong admirable Pink Women who fight every day for better health, better awareness, better understanding, and continued faith and hope that our brains continue to heal every day and that we find ways to help our brians continue to heal.

This organization is a group of pure, genuine women who either live with a concussion every day or care for someone who does. Instead of being the last place to turn for support, for many of us, it is the first place to turn to others who have lived or are living similar situations with a concussion and to seek their guidance and wisdom of what has helped them progress.

As an EMT for 25 years and Pink Concussionist for 9 years, Pink Concussions is the first place I recommend to new Pink concussionists to go for support from other fellow Pink Warrriors and Sisters. There are not enough words to say about the positive impact that Pink Concussions is having on the research, knowledge, data, empathy, and love that is helping to change the future of concussions and women worldwide.

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Review for PINK Concussions Inc, Norwalk, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Eight years ago I was helping my community and saving lives as a volunteer EMT. Within 24 hours of saving a life, I was now fighting for my life after being in a car accident where my car was struck by another spinning vehicle at 60 mph. After being in the hospital for several days, my surgeries and recoveries began. Unfortunately, I did not find this group until approximately 4 years in to my journey with a TBI and PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome). This group has been my turning point in my recovery.

These fellow PINK Concussionists, family members, and other professionals truly understand what it is like living with a TBI and PCS day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute. We all recognize that everyone's TBI is different, everyone heals differently, and what works for one doesn't work for all. These women and supporters are here to lift up others, encourage others, share what has worked for them and to share their stories. While we are all at different stages and years since our incidents, we are all strong and survivors.

As an EMT, I had to take a stand for myself to get my doctors to listen to the symptoms that were invisible and they couldn't confirm with medical tests. Pink Concussions has been an integral voice for all women of brain injuries, especially concussions in speaking at various training seminars, providing a platform for women with TBI's and PCS to share their stories, and to partner with the military and others to encourage research for women with brain injuries and has partnered to set up an opportunity for each of us to donate our brains to further research of TBI and PCS in hopes that research can provide insight, treatments, and improvements for all future generations.

I proudly wear my Pink Concussions necklace and shirt and utilize every opportunity I have to share about the organization, the resources, the support and encouragement it provides to women like me. Each day, good or bad, I know I have the life line of Pink Concussions if I need them. While most of wish we could go back to our pre- TBI days, I would not trade the encouragement, support, education, and love that is shared by this organization and members to go back to those days.

As you will commonly see many Pink Concussionists say to others..... Stand Strong, You are Not Alone. So we all continue our recovery journey's and stand strong for all the women who will unfortunately experience a concussion in the future.

Role:  Client Served