Welcome to March ~ Brain Injury Awareness Month. The color for Brain Injury is green.
Green symbolizes growth and hope. It has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye. Green suggests stability and endurance.
Imagine you want to grow a plant. Do you believe it makes a difference what kind of soil you plant the seeds in? How you will feed and water your seeds? How much sunshine and attention they will get?
Now imagine two different plants; one that is small, dull and struggling to survive. And one that is large, bright and thriving. What’s the difference?
Environment and care…
Recovery from a brain injury is no different. The level of rehabilitation is as critical as the clinical care a patient receives beyond the initial diagnosis. Equal access to long term rehabilitation and care improves the quality of life for each survivor impacted by brain injury.
Corey you are the seedling. The soil is your family, friends and our community. We are here to support you, nurture you and provide what we can to help you grow as you recover from your injury. Your therapists and teachers are your food, water and sunshine. Without them you would struggle to survive.
We can provide you with everything you need but true growth comes from within. You woke up in a dark place. The healing process requires great strength to break out of your shell; trusting that your roots will be secure and nourished in order to stretch beyond what you thought you were capable of to recover, grow and thrive.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity ~ Hippocrates
We have been very fortunate to win the battles necessary to achieve our level of recovery. It is with gratitude that we commit to educate our legislators bringing awareness of the resources needed for millions of survivors unable to fight yet hope for their opportunity.