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January 11, 2011

I am ... A Survivor

No one in the house knew why I was walking into walls,nor could they make out why I was jibbering like a baby.In Feb 2006 I suffered a severe brain injury that left me in a coma for some time. After awakening,I had no activity of limbs,was in a wheelchair, no speech,tunnel vision,etc. Also,I happened to be a mom of 2 small children. At Emory Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta,GA, I was assigned all types of therapy that I now know was so very important to my recovery. Another very important factor in recovery is support of family and friends. I'm so greatful to have had 2 sisters come to Atlanta,GA from Kansas City, MO to help me at such a crucial time in my life. Not only my life, but my children's lives as well. All of my therapists became family to me in the fact of knowing that their main objective was to help me regain my life back. Even though I may never work a full-time job again,I ever so greatful for being alive.

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