"I realized that I can recover without being who I was, and I can find myself without being who I was, and I don't need to fully recover - and walk and see and do all of these things that might not be possible for me - to be happy. Like I can still be happy without being the person I was with the abilities I had." -Madi Grose
After a brain injury, it is really common to struggle with identity when your abilities and entire life changes. Today, we are talking about finding yourself again after your injury, even through the symptoms and changes. Cristabelle interviews inspiring TBI survivor Madi Grose, who shares her story and encouragement on how to cope with living with a significant traumatic brain injury. We also discuss how to find joy and happiness, even while walking through the very real feelings of grief and sadness. This is an uplifting episode as you'll hear Madi's joy radiate through the entire conversation!
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Madi had a TBI at age 12 resulting in the becoming a wheelchair user with chronic pain and legally blind. Now she uses art and music to get through it all. 🙂
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
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Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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This was so on point. From losing friends, being misunderstood and grieving the loss of who i was.Its been 4 years since my brain injury and from the nature of my accident it was 2 years out before figuring out that my brain was in fact injured. How did I not get that? It is somehow hopeful to hear others put what your going through into words when the people around you don't understand. It makes me feel less crazy.Lol Anyway, thanks Cristabelle and thank you Madi for the wisdom and encouragement! It was so timely.