SURVIVING TO THRIVING

— Sharing courage and healing. —

 

Stories curated by Robert Watson,
a member of our ABI program.

Their success stories are our mission. We invite you to read more about their stories.

Robert Watson III

Dear Readers, My name is Robert Watson III, I suffered a severe ABI in 2009 and was also told that I probably would never be able to walk or be independent. In 2010 I became a survivor in the P.G. Program since that time I have learned to walk, and I presently live alone. I…

Paul C. John Duray

Survivor Story of the Month: Interview With Paul C. John Duray Question: When did you acquire your brain injury? Answer: When I was 19 years old at St. Thomas Seminary in the year 1971. A big basketball player pushed me from behind and I had a concussion initially, and no one checked me out.  …

Jonathan Spencer

Survivor Story of the Month: Jonathan Spencer Question: When did you acquire your brain injury? Answer: I had a car accident in 1978   Question: What were some of your initial obstacles? Answer: At first, I could not walk, speak, or see out of my left eye. After intensive therapy I was able to recover.…

John Carley

Survivor Story of the Month: Interview With John Carley Question: When did you acquire your brain injury? Answer: In 1985.   Question: What were some of your initial obstacles? Answer: Learning to walk again.   Question: What were the things or people who motivated you? Answer: Socializing at lunch group.   Question: How has P.G.…

Ebony Adams

Survivor Story of the Month: Interview With Ebony Adams Interviewer: When did you acquire your brain injury? Ebony: It was because I had a tumor in December 2007   Interviewer: What were some of the obstacles you encountered? Ebony: I had 5 major surgeries at UCONN. I was put in a medically induced coma for…

Colin Armour

Survivor Story of the Month: Interview With Colin Armour Question: When did you acquire your brain injury? Answer: Approximately in June of 1992.   Question: What were some of your initial obstacles? Answer: Waking up from a coma.   Question: What were the things or people who motivated you? Answer: My father.   Question: How…

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