Carol Gieg, a licensed clinical social worker, has always thrived on helping other people solve problems.
But one day—unknown to her—she’d soon be facing serious problems of her own.
After dropping her husband off at work, she went on a bike ride. As someone who enjoyed hiking and staying active, it was a routine day.
Somehow, she suffered an accident as well as seizures. By the time she arrived at the hospital, her brain was bleeding, and it was unclear if she’d survive.
Many others could tell similar stories.
Brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sports injury. In fact, a traumatic brain injury occurs every fifteen seconds and is the number one cause of death in children and young adults, according to the Brain Injury Research Institute.
Those lucky enough to survive a brain injury face many challenges—some more so than others. Whether you’re coping with an injury yourself or have a loved one seeking to discover a new normal, you’ll be informed and inspired by this story of surviving and thriving after a brain injury.