[Adam] Hey guys, it's Adam, and I wanted to come to you today
and share a message of hope.
You guys out there are not going to be defined by any disabilities,
any brain injuries, any posttraumatic stress disorder.
That may be a small part of your life, but it's not who you are.
It's not the totality of the person, which is somebody who once served in the military—
maybe it's a family member or spouse—somebody who served in the military.
That's not who you are. That's not what defines you.
Your life is still a blank slate. You can make it however you want.
Sure the size of the paper may be a little bit different
or the color of the paper or maybe the texture of the paper might be a little bit different,
and it might be colored in partially, but you're still in control.
You still have a pen. You still have a marker.
You can define and recreate the image on that paper
to look the way that you want, and I encourage you to do so.
Don't give up on yourself. Don't give up on your battle buddies.
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Adam talks about how facing the challenges of recovering from a brain injury can be like facing those of basic training.
Hi, I’m Adam Anicich
I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.
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Adam shares a message of hope to those diagnosed with TBI and/or PTSD: Your life may be different, but you are still the driver and in control.