• Surfing to Success: A Veteran’s Unique Therapy for TBI
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 23, 2016
    While going through treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, Army combat medic Randy Dexter sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) playing flag football on base. After the incident, Dexter remembers that he “started having a lot of problems: concentration, memory, being all over emotion wise.”
  • From Accident Survivor to Ski Instructor: A Veteran Recovers From a Severe TBI
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 5, 2016
    Apart from wanting to serve his country, Kevin Ormsby had another reason to go to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado for college: The avid outdoorsman wanted to ski.“I thought, ‘I can join the service, go to pilot school — and ski?’” Ormsby said. “Sign me up!”He thrived at the academy. After graduation, Ormsby traveled to New Zealand to train with members of the U.S. Olympic freestyle ski team. He was on his second run of the day when something went wrong.
  • TBI Champion Recovers From 50-Foot Fall With Support From Family, Friends
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on June 7, 2016
    In 2014, Regina and Jim Woodside received an urgent call from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Their son, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Colin Woodside, was in the emergency room after falling 50 feet while he was rock climbing. Although Colin always wore a helmet while climbing, he took it off this time to retrieve gear at the top of the cliff. The doctors said he had sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and was unresponsive — but alive.

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