From the military front lines of TBI comes this Green Beret’s story.


Im starting a blog about Traumatic Brain Injuries and turning obstacles into oppurtunities. I am putting the finishing touches on “How to Conquer a TBI: A Former Green Beret’s Quest and His Challenge to you.” Be sure to follow to get the update when its out.

I turned in my gear this last week, I never would have guessed turning it in would have been such an emotional event, but it provided some much needed closure.


Im starting this next chapter with this blog.This post is written with the sincere intent to help and encourage others who may also be struggling. I think you will find value in this quest no matter who you are or what you know about Traumatic Brain Injuries or Special Forces. If you like it and are challenged by it, I ask you to please pass it on to someone you know who could benefit from reading it.

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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