Shelah Riggins has not received any gifts yet
I must confess that I have neglected a lot during the past year-and-a-half. I have neglected my three kids, each special and wonderful in his or her own way, and each needing extra input from Dad. I have neglected my mom, who has given mightily to aid me in my quest to finish my my Masters in Social Work (I'm sure it's just ego that makes me think that I am a rarity, a survivor of serious TBI who went on to get a graduate degree, but…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:51am
November 1, 2011
I met for supervision today with the MSW @ The Arc of Spokane. I admire her, for she is focused and perceptive—these are among the qualities I hope to develop as a Social Worker.
I forget what the remark I made was that triggered her memory, but she told me that she had been watching “Glee,” and it reminded her of me. After digressing for a little while, I asked her how it reminded her of me, and she…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm
I have reposted an alert from The Arc, the nation's premier advocacy organization for persons with developmental disabilities, for the subject applies to persons with disabilities of all varieties.
Right now, Congress and the President are debating how to cut federal spending to bring down the deficit. Unfortunately – and almost unbelievably – people with intellectual and… Continue
Posted on July 29, 2011 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments
Being a TBI Survivor is a mixed bag. On the one hand, hey, you survived. You are more than just a memory.
On the other hand, life as you knew it is likely over. This poses an unimaginably large issue for the majority of survivors, I'm sure. It did for me. I coped by denying that the injury was real (I maintained it was all a dream), then by making silly little "magical deals" with myself ("If I can do this before…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2011 at 11:13am
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