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Planning a Wedding After Cancer

Written By Melanie, Young Adult Survivor

I was newly engaged and looking forward to marrying the man of my dreams when I was suddenly diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 707 more words

Survivor Stories

My TBI journey - from denial to acceptance


I’ve been thinking lately about the grieving process I went through after I sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in May 2011. It was a long and difficult journey. 735 more words

Brain Injury

The Survivor: The Lesser-Known Armenian Genocide of 1918. Book Presentation on June 2

Before the dust of the great Armenian Genocide of 1915 had settled, Armenians suffered yet another mass murder, this one farther east. In 1918 Turkish Ottoman soldiers occupied the city of Khoy (in Armenian,  288 more words

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THE THINGS THEY CARRIED: Cabbages and Geraniums, part 3...

They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity […] all of it, they carried gravity.

Tim O’Brien

I remember darkness, grayness. I remember haze…

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The "Impossibility" of Forgiving Myself

I am my own worst enemy.

Forgiving myself is by far the hardest thing I have ever attempted. I know that I am not unique in this; I know that many of us struggle desperately to cease the destructive cycle of merciless self-criticism and self-hatred that comes from making mistakes.

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Guest post: Brain Girl Next Doors Cat

We are thrilled to present this post from Lauren Vandal of Braingirl and Next Doors Cat 


When my brain injury happened just over two-and-a-half years ago years ago, I never expected… 825 more words

Brain Injury