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What It’s Like Living with Extreme Fatigue Due to a TBI

We all feel tired from time to time. It’s just a product of life. However, there’s a difference between sleepiness prior to bedtime or feeling exhausted after a hard workout at the gym and experiencing constant fatigue. For traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors, one of the symptoms that can be most difficult to overcome is exhaustion. Fatigue after suffering a TBI is far more complicated than just feeling like you need a caffeine boost more often than most. A BBC article on what it’s like for TBI survivors and others suffering with extreme fatigue on a daily basis truly highlighted how debilitating this condition can be. The piece told the story of a man who has been struggling with constant fatigue for nearly two decades. A few of the many issues that this man faces due to TBI-related fatigue include: Struggling with confusion and difficulty thinking, which can result in…
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Does Using Strollers and Baby Carriers Expose Children to Concussion Risks?

How can something designed to protect children lead to them getting catastrophically injured? That’s the question many are asking after a Forbes article shed light on children suffering concussions in strollers and baby carriers. The basis of the article is a study involving emergency room visits that show that over 17,000 children go to the ER due to baby carrier and stroller injuries every year. Of those ER visits, around 25 percent were for concussions or other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In addition, according to study data, if a stroller or baby carrier injury resulted in a hospital stay for the child involved, the chance that it was a brain injury went up significantly. In the case of stroller accidents, if the child was hospitalized, then 65 percent of the time it was due to a brain injury. For children who were hospitalized due to baby carrier injuries,…
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What Does the 22 Pushup Challenge Have to Do with TBIs?

Just as the Ice Bucket Challenge helped propel ALS awareness and fundraising to new heights, the 22 Pushup Challenge has recently caught fire. The challenge is a fundraising and awareness campaign designed to combat the high number of suicides among veterans of the armed forces. According to a report regarding the campaign in Inc., on average, 22 veterans commit suicide each day. Often, these suicides are, at least, in part a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) soldiers have suffered during combat. Therefore, the 22 Pushup Challenge helps TBI survivors. The way the 22 Pushup Challenge works is a person does 22 pushups and then challenges someone else to do it either in person or through a social media site, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. In addition, while not a requirement of the campaign, participants are encouraged to donate time or money to a…
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From Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse TBI Survivor to Half Marathoner

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims often face many obstacles on the road to recovery. Despite this fact, many of these individuals not only overcome the difficulties they face but also help to further the overall cause of TBI awareness, prevention, detection and treatment. A perfect example of this is a woman who was not expected to survive injuries, including a TBI, she sustained in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse in 2011. However, not only did she survive her Indiana Fair stage collapse TBI, but she is also set to run a half marathon. The Road from Indiana Fair Stage Collapse TBI Survivor to Half Marathoner Following the stage collapse in August 2011, which led to seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries, one woman involved clung between life and death. Her injuries, which included a TBI, were so severe that she was not expected to survive. She was in a…
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