• Technical sergeant overcomes TBI and returns to duty
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Oct. 4, 2017
    Eighteen months ago, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Tuepker was living an active life as a service member, wife and mother of two children. But one night in January 2016, she experienced the unexpected. While putting clothes away, she hit her head on the lip of the dresser. After regaining her bearings, she brushed the incident aside.The next day, Jennifer felt so ill that a co-worker brought her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a mild concussion. A month later, Jennifer’s symptoms weren’t getting any better.
  • Former Special Operations Staff Sergeant Heals With Help of Fellow Military Member
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 23, 2017
    While he recovered from sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after falling 50 feet during a training jump, former Staff Sergeant Brian Grundtner was missing one thing: sleep. Determined to find a solution, Grundtner went to the Concussion Care Clinic where he started therapy with licensed clinical social worker Dr. Brooke Heintz, a major in the North Carolina National Guard.
  • Army Veteran Overcomes TBI, Climbs Again
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 23, 2017
    U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Elana Duffy started rock climbing when she was 14. She climbs to relieve stress. But after her second tour of duty, Duffy had to quit climbing and wasn’t sure why — until she learned she had symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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