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Have you dealt with some form of brain injury due to illness, aging or an accident?
Do you know someone who has had to deal with cognitive differences?
Do you understand the subtleties of a brain injury?
Living with the effects of a brain injury "ding" from a car crash can be life-altering. The rehabilitation, the daily struggles, the frustrations for both the patient and their families are immeasurable and have a ripple effect across the board.
Some Ding Happened is the retrospective journey of the author as she gradually learned to build strategies to better cope with affects of a brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident. On one fateful day, the author's life changed drastically. From part-time teacher and artist to full-time recovery work, the author has spent the better part of ten years making herself stronger--mentally, physically, emotionally. Without knowing the how long and how far recovery could be, she worked with many experts to discover and cope with all the differences. She learned and continues to learn patience, acceptance, and taking life at a slower pace.
Every brain injury is different but there are commonalities. Some Ding Happened is the story of survival, of insight, of understanding, of encouragement, of support.
About the Author
Veronica Breath suffered a brain injury in a car accident. She and her husband, both teachers, were driving to work when black ice changed their lives. It was two days after her fiftieth birthday. It resulted in the last day of her career. It was the last day of taking many basic functions for granted. Before the accident, she taught with the Toronto District School Board and worked as an illustrator and calligrapher. She loves working with kids, creating, and learning. She and her husband took many long canoe trips in the summers, along with cycling, painting, pottery, a variety of art forms, photography, and Scrabble. After the accident there was much change: confusion, difficulty speaking, sorting and organizing, memory problems, slow processing speed, depression, frustration-innumerable physical and cognitive limitations. With determination, support and learning how to let go and slow down, she was gradually was able to sort and organize her thoughts and discoveries through writing and drawing. The life changes have challenged Veronica to learn new ways to cope with her life. She now enjoys gentle types of exercise, reading, movies, the Internet, writing, and art forms. The changes have been slow. The struggles, learning, and gifts through her journey have been many. She is now sixty and can still play a mean game of Scrabble.
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