my name is Tommy Manning my TBI Traumatic Brain Injury Began in 1972 on The Narrows Bridge in Tacoma Wa. i was 10 years old when a semi truck When a semi truck hit us Head on after losing the trucks breaks this happened in the month of august right after my 10TH birthday being on August 7th witch killed my mother and giving my sister Linda Rae A broken neck myself was sleeping on the back seat of the 1962 cream color Cadillac and instantly knocking me into a coma for 29 days with 2 or 3 brain operations just to keep me alive from the treacherous Wreck that i had been in after i recovered from the Coma i am not sure how long of time i was in the Mary Bridge Children's hospital near THE Tacoma General Hospital and i lost track of sister Linda Rae God bless her wherever she is after i was finally realest from the hospital in 1972 i went to live with my father in Beaverton Oregon where i spent a long time to recover from my injury but not 100 percent witch i will never be 100 percent but i putter around and have to take my time in doing things of daily living but get by just find even though i still have problems i still have tremors to deal with head aches at times and can walk short distances without sitting down to rest i have a messed up back that really gives me a world of hurt at times in 2007 Representative Dennis Flannigan SPONSORED the Tommy Manning act RCW74.31.060 the Governor of Washington State Signed the Bill into act in may of 2007 and started the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council and Appointment to the council in 2007 the TBI Council was made up to create programs for Traumatic Brain injured people in the State of Washington And Housing for TBI victims with the ways to live independently as possible for individuals with Traumatic Brain injury whether it be for our Traumatic Brain Injury in the military or Civilian we have made programs of all Disability of Traumatic Brain Injury and the disabling effects that are associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and causes of this disabiling effects it has on human beings Tommy Manning Survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury Council Member & advocate
I'd like to know if anyone also has dysautonomia spells after their TBI. Most doctors/ therapist think it's a foggy symptom I'm describing, but actually I encountered a therapist who agrees with even MTBI dysautonomia can be present and sometimes a…See More
"Matt congrats on your hard work and fight! And as a new and better Matt :) I can only imagine how hard it must have been. Thanks for the post and encouragement. I'm almost 6 month out from my SIS TBI and it's encouraging to hear your story…"
"Thanks James! What a blessing it was to read your post because this past week I had a few "lows" as I'm sure you know about these days. I found myself questioning again why God let me live through my accident as I sit on my porch in…"
"Keep your head up. It does get better over time, but you have to be patient and you have to work at strengthening your mind, while allowing (and I stress this) it to recover. I am five years removed from a moderate TBI and spinal cord…"