One Woman's Successful Struggle for Credibility and Justice While Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Joyce Little Fahl
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a remarkable story of an everyday person who overcame a debilitating injury, reclaiming her life and dignity in the process. Joyce's life was disrupted by an auto accident, causing traumatic brain injury (TBI). When attempting to recover medical expenses she confronted a legal system taht assaulted her on several levels, accusing her of "milking the insurance industry" while being sexually harassed by her own attorney! Read how her efforts led to the most significant changes in the rules in 25 years for the Georgia State Bar Association. You will learn her character consists of a positive mental attitude, refusal of victim status, faith perseverance, courage, fortitude, creativity, and humor. This is a story of triumph over tragedy, not a dry medical term filled book or a how-to-book. It is extremely inspirational for those with TBI, their loved ones and caregivers. "I knew Joyce Fahl was a winner from the frist day I met her in 1986. Her can-do spirit led her to great success in real estate, and empowers her to covercome the challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury. Joyce is a living example of the power of positive thinking!" US Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia "I loved it! Our heroine is the victor, despite the villans that abound in "TBI: Shaken, But Not Stirred." By the end of this page turner, she has overcome her challenges, beaten the legal system and broken the sterotypes that come with traumatic brain injury" Suan H. Connors, President/CEO, Brain Injury Association of America
Head Cases takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain damage. Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who coordinate care in the complicated aftermath of tragic injuries that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. Underlying each of these survivors' stories is an exploration of the brain and its mysteries. When injured, the brain must figure out how to heal itself, reorganizing its physiology in order to do the job. Mason gives us a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine, and we come away in awe of the miracles of the brain's workings and astonished at the fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there. Head Cases "[achieves] through sympathy and curiosity insight like that which pulses through genuine literature" (The New York Sun); it is at once illuminating and deeply affecting.