Realistic Hope: Aspirations for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Realistic Hope, Aug 31, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 82 pages
Realistic Hope: Aspirations for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury is a concise, helpful book for survivors of TBI-or any life-threatening trauma or illness-and their family members, friends, and healthcare practitioners. Written by a TBI survivor and coach, the book cautions against expectations of a "return to normal" in favor of a more realistic hope: start where you are and strive to be a little better every day. Moving personal stories and practical tips help survivors and their families weather the acute crisis and understand the lifelong journey ahead.
 

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About the author (2009)

Mark Palmer suffered a traumatic brain injury 40-something years ago, when he was broadsided by a Detroit city bus, and has been rebuilding his life ever since. After 15 surgeries, countless rounds of physical, speech, and other therapies, and years spent refusing to fully accept the extent of his disabilities, Mark has persevered. He has parlayed the lessons learned from his TBI into success as an entrepreneur, CEO, sales executive, and coach--showing companies, sales teams, and individuals how to exceed their loftiest goals. Although Mark has never regained his pre-accident "normal," he has lived a remarkable life--a possibility he extends to all TBI victims by offering them Realistic Hope: that by accepting their "new normal" they can begin the journey of recovery and live a happy, fulfilling life.

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