Simply put… life is different after brain injury. So what is it like adjusting and adapting to living with symptoms and everything else that comes with having a brain injury? Today you’ll hear from two survivors sharing their stories, and how they have been learning to live in the “new normal”.
My hope is that this episode brings you some encouragement that you are not alone and provides some tips that you might be able to apply to your own journey.
Hope Survives | Brain Injury Podcast - Episode 6
GUIDE: Intro 0:00 | Adapting 0:37 | Rachel 6:05 | JR 24:50
MEET OUR GUESTS:
- Rachel Rose Dombeck is a brain injury survivor, wellness enthusiast and entrepreneur. After having a brain injury in January 2016, her busy, active and outgoing life came to a screeching halt. Battling loss, isolation and loneliness, depression and anxiety she learned to rebuild her life through ultimate faith in God and the support of doctors, family and friends. Rachel knows that living with a brain injury is anything but easy, and that learning to live with, navigate and have a full life while managing brain injury symptoms requires community and support from other survivors. She hopes to be just that to others in her journey, whether they have a TBI or not. She believes that while we do not choose what happens to us, we can choose what we do with it and still build a meaningful life. IG: @rachelrosedombeck
- JR Copeland is a brain injury survivor who has chosen to never give up. He sustained his TBI from a DUI incident and has now been sober for 9 years since his accident! He is a proud member of Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse and loves attending Camp BIAG, which is put on by the Brain Injury Association of Georgia.
About This Podcast
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.
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, writer, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate. www.cristabellebraden.com