When talking about brain injury, I focus more on Traumatic Brain Injury because it is the brain injury I know the most about, but it is not the only type of Brain Injury; this does not happen just by hitting our head. Some other types of brain injuries include Strokes, Tumors, Hemorrhages, Encephalitis,Hydrocephalus, Hypoxic and Anoxic Brain Injury, and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Any one of these brain injuries can be followed by a number of effects, which last longer depending on the damage to the brain. Some of these are memory, language, visual skills, concentration, reduced motivation, impaired reasoning or empathy, personality change, depression, anxiety, mobility, and fatigue, among others. The treatment of some of these effects takes very long, as most of them are cognitive and emotional. Treating these effects, not only involves the patient, but family and friends as well.
Because the brain is such a complicated organ, treating anything that affects the brain is no easy task. Even if we don’t notice, because some of the effects cannot be seen, there are some parts that may never heal.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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