February was Epilepsy Awareness Month, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. For the last two years and this year, 2015 to 2017, the campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month has been Not Alone. Reminding people that we are not alone is probably one of the most important things for a brain injury survivor, at least it was for me.
After a brain injury you can feel alone, like you can’t communicate with others and they can’t understand you, you feel separated and different. Even after, as you start to improve life, it still feels different.
We are not alone, you are not alone, we all need to not only hear this but see it and feel it. See our friends and family with us, next to us, we want to be treated equally so we feel normal again or the closest thing to normal we can find during those hard times.
We need to know that there are people to help and take care of us when we can’t do things alone, but also understand when we are capable of doing things for ourselves and make decisions.
You are never alone after a brain injury; family, friends, doctors and even other brain injury survivors. We are not alone.
Learn more about Epilepsy Awareness Month:
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Awareness Month 2017: Not Alone in Brain Injury
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Published by mariacristinasanfeliu
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.
View all posts by mariacristinasanfeliu
One thought on “Brain Injury Awareness Moth: Not Alone”