Today we're kicking off Season 2 of Hope Survives | Brain Injury Podcast with five time concussion survivor and Miss Oregon USA, Allison Cook, on finding confidence and knowing your worth. We talk about coping with symptoms, overcoming imposter syndrome, the invisible injury, and more!
Season 2 - Episode 1
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1:41 Welcome to Season 2
9:24 Introducing Allison
12:39 Allison’s Concussion Journey
15:59 Coping with Symptoms
19:18 Invisible Injury
23:07 Imposter Syndrome Post-TBI
26:24 Confidence in Sharing Your Story
30:05 Dealing with Criticism & Misunderstandings
39:16 You Matter
43:33 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Allison Cook is a five time concussion survivor who passionately advocates for Brain Injury Awareness and inspires others to become the “champion” of their lives. In 2016, she graduated Cum-Laude from Oregon Tech and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences. Now traveling all over the country as a Clinical Imaging Specialist for GE Healthcare, Allison trains physicians and other medical professionals how to use fluoroscopic X-Ray Equipment. Three time Miss Oregon currently preparing for the Miss USA 2021 Pageant, Allison fully embraces the Oregon state motto “Alis Volat Propriis" - she flies with her own wings! Follow along with all of her “Tall Traveling Woman” adventures at @allisonecook or allisoncook.com.
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
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.
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Thank you to Council on Brain Injury for supporting this podcast by providing a microphone as part of their grant program to the brain injury community. Check out the amazing work done by CoBI at: councilonbraininjury.com
This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.
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