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I'm 35 years old and I have suffered from many head injuries that were usually back to back to each other. The last two were 6 months apart. The first one I was involved in a motorcycle accident and hit my head and broke my orbital. Six months to the day I was hit by a tractor trailer as a pedestrian crossing route 1 in Rehoboth Delaware. I suffered a traumatic brain injury which consisted of six brain bleeds and a large DAI among many other injuries to my brain. I was thrown 60 ft and landed solid on my head. The outlook was grim the doctors told my family most people who suffer from this type of injury either are in a vegetative state or die. By the grace of God, I am here today to tell my story. Of course, I have no memory of this accident I’m just going by what people have told me.

It's been 3 years since my last injury and my journey has been long and difficult, but I am capable to do many things. I do have my deficits; fear, stress, anxiety, worry and at times hopelessness but I have full body functions and I can walk and talk and help myself. Even though I struggle most times with the belief that things will and can get better, I try to focus on staying busy and helping others less fortunate then me!