I can’t help but be impressed by the amazing things TBI survivors do. The most recent one I found out about is ABC journalist Bob Woodruff.

Bob suffered a serious injury in Iraq in 2006. He was there covering the Palestinian elections and was later visiting the troops. He and Doug Vogt, camera man, were traveling in and MT-LB ( Multi-Purpose Towing Vehicle Light Armoured) with their heads above the hatch. They were both wearing protective helmets and body armor but sustained shrapnel wounds.

They suffered head injuries and underwent surgery. A portion or Woodruff’s skill was removed to reduce damage from the brain swelling (just like me). He was in a medically-induced coma for 36 days

After 13 months in recovery he went back on air with a documentary, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports, a documentary about his TBI, recovery and the difficult circumstances soldiers face when they come home from Iraq.

He now has aa series on Disney+ called Rogue Trip where he travels around the world with his son to places most tourists don’t visit. I’m very curious to see this and see how the Brain Injury has impacted him, especially while traveling. If he has issues with short term memory, like me, you need help when traveling. It’s always interesting to see how other people deal with their TBI and get new ideas to help you deal with yours.


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