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Don't Let Your Diagnosis of TBI and/or PTSD Define You

Don't Let Your Diagnosis of TBI and/or PTSD Define You

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[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.

 
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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.

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Adam you are so right about not letting illness direct your life.  The thing I hold on to is my faith that I will make it.  When I watch children at play I get great joy because I know that I made a difference in their life. Our lives do matter, we are warriors and we are strong the hard times are just a little set back but you will over come. I believe that we warriors need to encourage each other more vets helping vets should be our goal, we never leave any behind.

Dec 18th, 2013 8:51am

 


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