• Veteran Copes With TBI Through Adaptive Sports and Family Support
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Feb. 21, 2017
    When former Air Force Technical Sgt. Krys Bowman returned home from another deployment, his wife, Lacey, noticed changes. Addressing those changes resulted in a new way for Krys to give back and to get involved.“Parts of him were still there … but his smiles were becoming more and more vacant,” Lacey said remembering his homecoming.  
  • Soldier Diagnosed With TBI More Than 1 Year After Injury, Continues Treatment Today
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Feb. 7, 2017
    Joining the military just days after she turned 18 in 2001, Sara Poquette was eager to serve in the Wisconsin Army National Guard as a broadcast journalist. She completed training and deployed to Iraq. There she was embedded with fellow soldiers producing news packages about rebuilding the country’s infrastructure. Documenting developments on the front lines, Poquette often saw combat and its after-effects. During one day, multiple attacks changed her life.
  • Air Force Veteran Recovers From Severe TBI, Becomes VA Peer Counselor
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Nov. 1, 2016
    Air Force veteran John Sharpe attributes one thing to saving his life when he crashed into a tree nearly 30 years ago: his seat belt.“My water ski was in the back of my truck and it … went out the front window,” he said. “I would have been the same way if it hadn’t been for my seat belt.”

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