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Brain Injury Law Group

Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
212 Whitetail Run Ln.
Sheboygan, WI


Kelly is one of our most interesting interview subjects. She suffered a subdural hematoma after injured while bridling a horse. A captain in the Army Reserves, she has shown that same never give up resolve since her severe brain injury. Our interview covers the many features of her ongoing rehabilitation that has spanned more than a decade, which has included successfully completing vocational rehabilitation into multiple professions. While her capacity to maintain employment has been compromised, it is clear that her quality of life has been dramatically benefitted by the structure and community integration that education has provided. Kelly’s story provides strong evidence for the thesis that education can be an end in itself after brain injury.

For a full PDF of the story, click here.

The Kelly blogs, begin here: http://tbilaw.com/tbivoices/horsebridlingerrorcausedsubduralhematoma/

Kelly Table of Contents

Kelly Part One – Horse Bridling Error Caused Subdural Hematoma

Kelly Part Two – Airlifted to Austin for Brain Surgery

Kelly Part Three – First Memories In Response to Nurse Prodding

Kelly Part Four – National Guard Captain – Sales Rep Before TBI

Kelly Part Five – Coming out of Her Coma

Kelly Part Six - Nature of Physical Disability Secondary to Brain Injury

Kelly Part Seven – End of Amnesia When Continuous Memory Returns

Kelly Part Eight – Transfer from Texas to Tennessee During TBI Recovery

Kelly Part Nine – Getting Nutrition In Acute Stage After Severe Brain Injury

Kelly Part Ten – Relearning to Walk, Use Left Hand after Severe TBI

Kelly Part Eleven – Hand Becomes the Symbol of Her Post TBI Disability

Kelly Part Twelve – Speech Therapy At Wrong Pace after TBI

Kelly Part Thirteen – Return Home After TBI Complicated by Hormonal Problems

Kelly Part Fourteen – Uncharacteristically Flat Mood After Severe Brain Injury

Kelly Part Fifteen – Attentional Over Load Brings Out Behavioral Challenges

Kelly Part Sixteen – Pushing the Limits In Relearning to Walk After TBI

Kelly Part Seventeen – E-Stim Opens up Her Hand

Kelly Part Eighteen – Continued Recovery from TBI – Rehab Graduation

Kelly Part Nineteen – Real World Means Restrictions After TBI

Kelly Part Twenty – Relearning to Drive After Severe Brain Injury

Kelly Part Twenty One – Tennessee Voc Rehab Helped TBI Recovery

Kelly Part Twenty Two – Cognitive Challenges of Driving After TBI

Kelly Part Twenty Three – Becoming a Massage Therapist After TBI

Kelly Part Twenty Four – Perseverance Doesn’t Equal Job after TBI

Kelly Part Twenty Five – Education Is an End In Itself Post TBI

Kelly Part Twenty Six – Difficulties with Noise/Distractions

Kelly Part Twenty Seven – Natural Hormone Replacement Stabilized TBI Moods

Kelly Part Twenty Eight – Coca Cola Works Best for What Ales Her

Kelly Part Twenty Nine – Motivation/Memory Remain Despite TBI

Kelly Part Thirty – Problems Handling Money Post TBI

Kelly Part Thirty One – Time Management After Severe TBI

Kelly Part Thirty Two – TBI Recovery Happens But Friends Need to Help



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