I love to "spread the word" and educate people about Traumatic Brain Injury. This was my goal when I wrote my memoir. I wanted people to read it and think "yes, I get it -- I get what it's like to live with a Traumatic Brain Injury."
First I wrote it, and now I want to speak it (the word)!
My next attempt at speaking "the word" is coming up on Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Pleasanton, California at the Rotary Club International meeting. The meeting averages 60 people. I'm not at all nervous and very excited (okay, maybe just a little nervous). I've already done a couple presentations at Brain Injury Support Groups in Utah, but that's different because TBI Survivors already "get it."
I will speak for 20 - 25 minutes and then open it for about 5 minutes of questions. I'm eager to see what people will ask because it seems like the injury has become more and more prevalent and more and more people know someone with a Traumatic Brain Injury.