• From Car Accident to Beauty Pageant: Discover Tina’s Story
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Feb. 21, 2017
    Air Force veteran Tina Garcia woke up in a daze after her car was rear-ended in 2002. When she was rushed to the hospital, she was told not to move and that her neck was probably broken. Garcia was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recovery was tough but eventually led her down a surprising path.“I had to relearn how to read and write. The worst part was recalling my own family. I would lose words, and I would get angry. I’m a fighter, but I really could not just soldier my way through,” Garcia said. 
  • 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.

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