Since my wife Jessica acquired a severe brain injury in 1997, I have been reading and writing about brain injury. I have become well known in the brain injury community for my research and expertise in how survivors of a brain injury and their families overcome the considerable challenges they face every day. I have formed a panel of more than 300 survivors, family members, and healthcare professionals. These brain injury veterans contribute their stories and experiences to my work. I have shared the fruits of my research with tens of thousands of individuals seeking information about brain injury through reports on my Web site, articles in numerous brain injury publications, presentations at regional and national conferences, and my book Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook.
This is an easy-to-read guidebook for families thrust into the confusing world of brain injury. It teaches readers the basics of brain injury. It guides them step-by-step through the recovery process. It provides the practical information they need to handle insurance, financial, legal, family and personal issues. Finally, it tells how one couple created a fulfilling new life after a brain injury.