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What Makes Me Dizzy - by Stephan Demers, age 12

Posted by Cynthia Ryan

My name is Stephan Demers. I am 12, and in 7th grade. I live in Michigan with my family. Recently, I have been dizzy. Unnaturally dizzy. My dizziness is like a swirling toilet starting fast inside my head whenever movement happens. It dims down to nothing after 5-10 seconds. This has been going on for about a month and a half now. It started out as something our family thought as a “bug” of some sort. Viruses or bacteria like that were going around when it started. So, I just stayed home for 4 days. We didn’t think much of it.

Brain injury brings a new understanding, an altered reality

Posted by Kerrie Denner

( Reading about March's Brain Injury Awareness events, I was reminded that an inability to follow more than one- or two-step commands is a common cognitive impairment that people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) get to live with. Other cognitive experiences include coma, confusion, shortened attention span, short- and long-term memory problems, difficulty making plans and decisions, and problems with judgment and concentration.


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