Most people make it about five miles their first time on a hand cycle. Staff Sgt. Valette Webb, an Air Force veteran, did 30 miles her first day. By Thursday, Day 4 of the Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge, she had already eclipsed that.
Brain is a sensitive organ and that’s why it was put in a protective case called the skull. Despite the great protection around brain’s sensitive tissues, there are instances when brain can receive severe damages. Traffic accidents cause thousands of brain injury cases every year in just the US. Some lucky people do not receive… [Read More]
While members of the U.S. Military may be the most visible of those with traumatic brain injury, they are just one group impacted. Brain injuries can strike anyone at any time – from an auto accident to playing high school football, or even a work-related accident. So, have traumatic brain injuries become a public health… [Read More]
On this Veterans Day, we visit a brain injury clinic in mid-Michigan that offers assisted living services to veterans with traumatic brain injuries. It’s a natural human instinct to protect our head. Even in ancient times, soldiers knew the value of shielding the brain with strong helmet. Just look at the ubiquitous Michigan State University… [Read More]
Separate vehicle accidents in 2007-2008 abruptly redirected the paths of two young Polk County men, forcing them to overcome both traumatic brain injury and major physical damage. Time-consuming battles to recover challenged their intellect and their determination, experiences they shared during interviews encouraging others not to give up. “You have to believe you can get better,”… [Read More]
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The best year of their lives. That’s how Lori and Dale Sloothaak describe their life together since their wedding day. “We love each other oodles,” Dale said, sitting beside Lori in the apartment they share on Hope Network’s East Beltline campus. Their wedding is the first between clients in the agency’s… [Read More]
When Kate Klein began working as a nurse in the Cleveland Clinic’s Neurointensive Care Unit, one of the first things she noticed was that her patients spent a lot of time in bed. She knew patients with other injuries benefitted from getting up and moving early on, and she wondered why not patients with brain… [Read More]